Lynsey SHARP

Lynsey SHARP
Birth Date:  11 Jul 1990
Place of Birth:  DUMFRIES
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  27
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  174
Weight (Kg):  59

Events and Medals

Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 800m  
Women's 4 x 400m Relay 6

Lynsey SHARP - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 12 Apr 12:36
Women's 800m Round 1 - Heat 3
Sat, 14 Apr 16:38
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 800m 2 2:01.34

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 800m 6 1:57.69
2012 London, GBR Women's 800m 7s1 2:01.78
2012 London, GBR Women's 800m 2r1h4 2:01.41

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Women's 800m 8 1:58.98
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 800m 8s3 1:59.33


Shopping, supporting Scottish football team Rangers FC (, 28 May 2013;, 13 Jul 2015)

Occupation: Athlete
Education: Law at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Languages spoken: English

PERSONAL: Terrence MAHON (USA) (Sep 2017)

Sporting relatives

Father Cameron SHARP is a former athlete who won gold at Edmonton 1978 Commonwealth Games and made semifinals of 100m and 200m at Moscow 1980 Olympic Games. Mother Carol and sister Carly have also represented Scotland in athletics. (, 19 Apr 2012)


Tendon surgery in September 2013, returned to training in December 2013. Forced to have more tendon surgery in March 2014 but wound became infected. This was followed by regular dressing, with the wound finally closing in September 2014. (, 16 May 2015) Missed Moscow 2013 World Championships due to ankle injury. (, 17 Jul 2013)

Reason: Grew up in a family of athletes and first competed at age nine. (, 19 Apr 2012)
Additional information

Silver medal in 800m at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games just hours after being on a drip following a bout of sickness. "I hadn't slept for 12 hours and was throwing up all night." (, 1 Aug 2014

During extensive injury layoff in 2013, considered switching from athletics to cycling. "In November I spoke to Welsh cyclist Eleanor BARKER and actually asked her, 'Right, what cycling event do you think I could do?' She told me I had a shot at team pursuit, and I honestly considered it." (, 11 Jun 2014)

In April 2013, promoted from silver medal to gold in 800m at 2012 European Championships after Russian athlete Yelena ARZHAKOVA was found guilty of doping violation. (, 30 Apr 2013;, 16 Mar 2014)

Inspired to study law after her father's successful suit for medical negligence following a serious car accident. Family endured lengthy legal battle after doctors failed to treat bleeding in his brain. In 2014, she drew inspiration from then coach Dave SUNDERLAND, who died suddenly, and wanted to perform well in his memory. (, 19 Apr 2012;, 11 Mar 2014)

At centre of a row over intersex athletes when she admitted it was "difficult" competing against them at Rio 2016 Olympics. She had finished sixth in 800m behind winner Caster SEMENYA (RSA). (, 21 Aug 2016)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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