Participants

Gemma BRIDGE

Gemma BRIDGE
    Athletics
Birth Date:  17 May 1993
Place of Birth:  OXFORD
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  24
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  167
Weight (Kg):  50

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
ATH Athletics Women's 20km Race Walk 5

Gemma BRIDGE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 9:15
Gold Medal Event Women's 20km Race Walk Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2017 London, GBR Women's 20km Race Walk 40 1:36:04

Nickname: Gem (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hobbies

Arts and crafts, hiking, cooking, reading and eating out in restaurants. (Athlete, Nov 2017)   


Occupation: PhD student (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Education: Exercise physiology at McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA; PhD at Leeds Beckett University, England
Languages spoken: French, English
Coach

PERSONAL: Mark WALL (GBR) (englishathletics.org, 27 Oct 2017)


Other sports

Distance running at college in USA. (Athlete, Nov 2017)


Injuries

Achillies tendinopathy 2013/14 and foot stress fracture 2014. (Athlete, Nov 2017)   


Reason: “Took up race walking officially in February 2017. I started walking after a string of running-related injuries. I was also looking for a new challenge and wanted to test myself." (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Ambition: “To finish in the top five at the Commonwealth Games, to reach 90 minutes in the 20km walk and achieve a top-15 finish at the European Championships.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Memorable: “Winning the British 20km championships and seeing my mum's face - she was so surprised.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Hero: “Outside of sport it is my mum as she has overcome a number of challenges and still manages to be awesome. In sport, my heroes are Jesse OWENS (USA) for proving people wrong and Dame Kelly HOLMES (ENG), for doing what others said she couldn't.? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Influence: “My previous coach Bob ASHWOOD (GBR).? (Athlete, Nov 2017)
Additional information

HITTING THE BOOKS
Investigating soft drinks industry levy in UK as part of PhD studies. (Athlete, Nov 2017)   


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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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