Birth Date:  28 Apr 1993
Place of Birth:  DARLINGHURST
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  24
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  173
Weight (Kg):  67

Jessica ASHWOOD - Schedule

Time Event Status
Sat, 7 Apr 21:50
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
Sun, 8 Apr 12:00
Women's 800m Freestyle Heat 1
Mon, 9 Apr 19:43
Gold Medal Event Women's 800m Freestyle Final
Tue, 10 Apr 10:43
Women's 400m Freestyle Heat 3
Tue, 10 Apr 19:37
Gold Medal Event Women's 400m Freestyle Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 400m Freestyle 9 4:11.23
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 800m Freestyle 6 8:29.32

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 400m Freestyle 7 4:05.68
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 800m Freestyle 5 8:20.32
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 2 7:44.87
2012 London, GBR Women's 800m Freestyle 20 8:37.21

World Championships
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 400m Freestyle 3 4:03.34
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 800m Freestyle 4 8:18.41
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 1500m Freestyle 5 15:52.17
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6 7:51.02
2013 Barcelona, ESP Women's 800m Freestyle 10 8:27.74
2011 Shanghai, CHN Women's 1500m Freestyle 15 16:25.85

Nickname: Jess (Athlete, Oct 2017)

Coffee. "Learning to be a barista." (Athlete, Oct 2017)

Occupation: Athlete (, 22 Aug 2017)
Education: Criminology and criminal justice, psychological science at Griffith University, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Languages spoken: English

CLUB: Vince RALEIGH (AUS) (, May 2016)

Other sports

Also competes in open-water swimming. (, 15 Feb 2017)

Reason: "My grandmother was my learn-to-swim and first squad coach." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ambition: After her swimming career, wants to join the police force or be involved with forensic science. (, 22 Aug 2017)
Memorable: Came third in the 400m freestyle at the 2015 World Swimming Championships. (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: National teammate, Jack McLOUGHLIN (AUS). "Great training partner and his mentality towards sport and training is admirable." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Her coach, Vince RALEIGH. "His holistic approach to coaching cares about me as a person, not just an athlete. Pushes me to be the best I can be." (Athlete, Oct 21017)
Additional information

Has severe scoliosis, to the point where she sometimes swims crooked, and cannot run or do any land activities, such as weightlifting. Turned down corrective back surgery and a body brace because both options would take her out of the sport. Attributes her success to developing a stroke technique that balances her imbalanced strength and body position. Has two physiotherapy sessions a week to put her twisted spine back into alignment. (, 22 Aug 2017;, 8 Aug 2016)

Qualified for the 2017 World Championships in the 800m freestyle, but withdrew. It was reported that the decision was to extend her career to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. (, 13 Apr 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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