Birth Date:  11 Jun 1991
Place of Birth:  BRISTOL
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  26
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  173
Weight (Kg):  59

Events and Medals

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

Emily DIAMOND - Schedule

Time Event Status
Mon, 9 Apr 10:30
Women's 400m Round 1 - Heat 1
Tue, 10 Apr 21:32
Women's 400m Semifinal 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 4 x 400m Relay 3 3:27.24

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 400m Relay 3 3:25.88
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 400m 6s2 51.49

World Championships
2017 London, GBR Women's 400m 5r1h2 52.20
2017 London, GBR Women's 4 x 400m Relay 2 3:25.00

Nickname: Em, Diamond, Diamonte (Athlete, Nov 2017)

Baking (Athlete, Nov 2017)  

Occupation: Athlete (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Education: Sports science at Loughborough University, England (Olympic News Service, Aug 2016)
Languages spoken: English

PERSONAL: Jared DEACON (GBR) (, 27 Oct 2017)

Sporting relatives

Mother (Nicola DIAMOND, née McGEE) a long jumper who competed for England. Grandmother (Valerie McGEE, née WEBSTER) also a long jumper who competed for Great Britain at 1950 European Cup. Grandfather Alan McGEE a 200m sprinter and father Jeremy DIAMOND a county-level swimmer. (Athlete, Nov 2017)  

Other sports

"Played rounders for England, tennis for the county, hockey for the county, netball for the region. I played tennis fanatically for about 11-12 years and competed at the 'Road to Wimbledon' competition at the All England club in 2003." (Athlete, Nov 2017)


Hamstring and tendon tear in 2015 and minor knee operation in 2013. About 48 hours before 400m heat at Rio 2016 Olympic Games, came down with serious food poisoning but managed to qualify for semi-final. Big achievement to run 0.2sec off personal best. (Athlete, Nov 2017)  

Reason: “I began athletics at age 11 and was quite a good cross-country runner. However, I didn’t enjoy it and therefore focused on tennis instead. I took up athletics again aged 15/16 and focused on the sprints and long jump. I didn’t move to the 400m until 2012.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: “The Rio 2016 Olympic Games 400m and 4x400m, plus London 2017 World Championships 4x400m final. I am also very proud of our European 4x400m gold in 2016, as that was my first lap of honour and top of the podium moment.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hero: US sprinter Allyson FELIX and US tennis champion Serena WILLIAMS." (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Influence: Coach Jared DEACON (GBR). (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Ritual: “I calm myself by getting lost in YouTube videos.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

Began working with coach Jared Deacon in August 2015 despite his living in Scotland and her in south-west England. "Fortunately we are both very organised and have made it work. We are on the phone and Facetime all the time. One of the coaches here at Bath, James HILLIER, will film me doing blocks of training, then we send the footage straight across to Jared so he can give me instant feedback before I have to do my next rep." (, 07 Jul 2016)

Competing for British Universities at 2011 Universidad (200m and 4x100m) when another athlete pulled out of 4x400m due to illness. Stepped up and in first attempt at 400m, ran anchor leg in a sub-52s split to secure bronze medal for team. In 2012 ran first individual 400m and qualified for the 4x400m relay at London 2012 Olympic Games. Been a 400m runner since. (Athlete, Nov 2017)  

Got married and became Emily LEONARD in September 2017, though still using maiden name. (Athlete, Nov 2017)

Ran lead-off leg in 4x400m relay heat at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Did not run in final but still received bronze medal. (, Nov 2017)

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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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