Participants

Tom BOSWORTH

Tom BOSWORTH
    Athletics
Birth Date:  17 Jan 1990
Place of Birth:  PEMBURY
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  28
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  177
Weight (Kg):  56

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Men's 20km Race Walk 2 Silver

Tom BOSWORTH - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 7:00
Gold Medal Event Men's 20km Race Walk Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2010 Delhi, IND Men's 20km Race Walk 11 1:30:44

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 20km Race Walk 6 1:20:13

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Men's 20km Race Walk DSQ -
2015 Beijing, CHN Men's 20km Race Walk 24 1:23:58

Nickname: Bozzy, Tom (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hobbies

Cinema, playing FIFA, trying new foods (Athlete, Nov 2017)


Occupation: Athlete, massage therapist (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Education: Nutrition, sports science at Leeds Metropolitan University, England
Coach

PERSONAL: Andi DRAKE (GBR) (england athletics.org, Nov 2017)


Reason: Sister competed in race walking and introduced him to the sport. "I tried different events and as my sister did race walking, I tried that out about a year later (at age 12) and I've been race walking since." (tombosworth.com, 16 Feb 2016)
Ambition: Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games: “I want to win a medal.â€? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: Sixth at Rio 2016 Olympic Games, breaking one-mile race walk world record at London 2017 Anniversary Games, competing in first ever Diamond League race walk event, and setting six British records. (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hero: â€œMy first coach Peter SELBY (GBR), who encouraged me to never give up - even when I came last, he always found a positive.â€? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Influence: â€œHarry DINELEY, my fiance. The patience and support he has given me has driven me on to make sure I get the very most out of every day of hard work and all the sacrifices.â€? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Ritual: â€œI have to tie my shoelaces at least three times.â€? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

LGBT CAMPAIGNER
Revealed he was gay in October 2015, and appointed an ambassador for Athlete Ally, a non-profit organisation inspiring athletes to act as leaders championing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. "I have campaigned for LGBT rights within sport. I have spoken in Parliament and attended events at 10 Downing Street. I've learnt you can either sit by and watch others try to make a difference, or you can stand alongside those and make a difference with them." (athleticsweekly.com, 19 Apr 2015; Athlete, Nov 2017)


COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Improved personal best by eight minutes since he placed 11th at Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. (tilastopaja.eu, Nov 2017)


HIGH HOPES
Trained in a few circus acts before going on a US tour. "I have a trampolining background, so that went hand in hand with a lot of the aerial acts. Great experience to have at such a young age.� (Athlete, Nov 2017)


WALKING TALL
Led a resurgence in British walking. "My sixth place in Rio was the highest finish by a Brit since the 1970s, highlighting how far I’ve come. I enjoy fighting to get walking back on the map and part of the athletics program. It was such an honour to see all the hard work of getting a walk in the Diamond League meet in London last year."


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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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