Participants

Laura WEIGHTMAN

Laura WEIGHTMAN
    Athletics
Birth Date:  01 Jul 1991
Place of Birth:  ALNWICK
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  26
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  172
Weight (Kg):  56

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 5000m 3 Bronze

Laura WEIGHTMAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sat, 14 Apr 15:20
Gold Medal Event Women's 5000m Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 1500m 2 4:09.24

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 1500m 11 4:14.95
2012 London, GBR Women's 1500m 7 4:15.60

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's 1500m 6 4:04.11
2015 Beijing, CHN Women's 1500m DNS s1 -
2013 Moscow, RUS Women's 1500m 11r1h1 4:14.38

Occupation: Athlete (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Education: Sports science at Leeds Metropolitan University, England
Coach

PERSONAL: Steve CRAM (ENG) (Athlete, Nov 2017)


Injuries

Fell heavily in 1500m heats at Beijing 2015 World Championships. Led to memory loss and eight-week lay-off from training due to severe concussion. (chroniclelive.co.uk, 30 Jul 2016)


Reason: "I started doing cross-country at school when I was 12 and my PE teacher told my mum I should go run with my local club Morpeth Harriers." (eightlane.org, 01 May 2015)
Ambition: “Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games provides a new challenge for me, competing in my first championship 5000m. I am excited. I hope to be competitive and challenge.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: “Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games was an amazing championships, gaining my first international medal." (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hero: British running great Paula RADCLIFFE (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Influence: “My coach Steve CRAM (ENG). Without his support and guidance over the past eight years, I wouldn't be where I am today.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Ritual: "I just try to stay relaxed and follow my usual warm-up routine.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

LEGENDARY COACH
Coached by all-time great Steve CRAM (ENG). "I am incredibly lucky to have had him coach me for eight years. He has put so much time and effort into me. When I step out there, I want to perform to my best and give him something back and say thank you." (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 25 Mar 2017)


NEW EVENT
Primarily an 800m and 1500m athlete, will tackle the 5000m at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Not had to adapt her training schedule too drastically, however. "I have always been a 1500m runner who trains like a 5000m runner. I think that’s what is exciting about the 1500m event, as it is such a mix of athletes. My strength has always been my endurance." (englandathletics.org, 16 Nov 2017)


ASTHMA
Suffered with asthma since she was a child. CRAM said: "We've had lots of issues with her asthma, breathing, she doesn't have full lung capacity." (express.co.uk, 11 Aug 2014)


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Legend

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

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