Participants

Elizabeth SIMMONDS

Elizabeth SIMMONDS
    Swimming
Birth Date:  22 Jan 1991
Place of Birth:  BEVERLEY
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  27
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  171
Weight (Kg):  60

Elizabeth SIMMONDS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 21:50
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 11:21
Women's 100m Backstroke Heat 4
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 21:00
Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 2
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 22:42
Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinals - Swim-Off 1
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 20:03
Gold Medal Event Women's 100m Backstroke Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 10:39
Women's 200m Backstroke Heat 3
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 19:37
Gold Medal Event Women's 200m Backstroke Final
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 21:43
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 50m Backstroke 6 28.54
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 100m Backstroke 5 1:00.26
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 200m Backstroke 4 2:09.29
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:57.03
2010 Delhi, IND Women's 100m Backstroke 10 1:01.42
2010 Delhi, IND Women's 200m Backstroke 2 2:07.90

Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2012 London, GBR Women's 200m Backstroke 4 2:07.26
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's 100m Backstroke 10 1:00.39
2008 Beijing, CHN Women's 200m Backstroke 6 2:08.51

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 100m Backstroke 13 1:00.40
2015 Kazan, RUS Women's 200m Backstroke 12 2:10.57
2011 Shanghai, CHN Women's 100m Backstroke 7 59.89
2011 Shanghai, CHN Women's 200m Backstroke 7 2:08.76
2009 Rome, ITA Women's 50m Backstroke 19 28.78
2009 Rome, ITA Women's 100m Backstroke 7 59.71
2009 Rome, ITA Women's 200m Backstroke 5 2:07.98
2007 Melbourne, AUS Women's 100m Backstroke 24 1:02.87
2007 Melbourne, AUS Women's 200m Backstroke 7 2:11.09
2007 Melbourne, AUS Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4 4:02.18

Nickname: Lizzie (swimming.org, 26 Jul 2017)
Occupation: Athlete (fina.org, 5 Oct 2017)
Education: Publishing and creative writing at Bath Spa University, England
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Shannon ROLLASON (AUS) (ftasport.com, 4 Oct 2017)


Reason: Loved the water so much when she was a child parents found the only way to stop her crying was put her in a paddling pool. Later on, friends competed in swimming, so she became interested. (fina.org, 5 Oct 2017)
Ambition: “My next proper goal would be the (Gold Coast 2018) Commonwealth Games. If I don’t make that, or I didn’t swim well there, then that would probably result in me calling it a day.? (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 18 Mar 2017)
Memorable: Racing in front of home crowd at London 2012 Olympic Games (damekellyholmestrust.org, 2015)
Additional information

PERSONAL BEST
Clocked her fastest 100m backstroke time (59.72) since 2010 when winning gold at 2017 British Summer Nationals in Sheffield, England. (swimming.org, 26 Jul 2017)

RENAISSANCE TRIGGER
February 2017 moved to Edinburgh, Scotland, to give swimming career one more go after missing Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Relocated to new training base at University of Edinburgh campus under new coach from Australia Shannon ROLLASON. (yorkshirepost.co.uk, 18 Mar 2017)


VOCAL
Member of Athletes Commission for British Olympic Association since December 2016. (LinkedIn, 6 Oct 2017)

SLEEPLESS NIGHTS
Before London 2012 Olympic Games, revealed she has suffered with insomnia since a child. "My problem isn't waking up in the night. It is not being able to go to sleep." Saw sports psychologists and sleep experts and tried taking sleeping pills, but nothing worked. "It can be a positive in that I'm not going to be worrying about it if I can't sleep the night before my race, because I'm used to not sleeping. I'm used to coping.? (silentnight.co.uk, 8 Jun 2012; theguardian.com, 5 Jun 2012)

COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Made first Commonwealth Games appearance at Delhi 2010, taking two silver medals including 200m backstroke. Also part of England’s 4x100m medley relay team which took silver at Glasgow 2014. (thecgf.com, 6 Oct 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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