Participants

Marlies ROSS

Marlies ROSS
    Swimming
Birth Date:  26 Aug 1997
Place of Birth:  PRETORIA
Country of birth:  RSA
Age:  20
Gender:   Female

Weight (Kg):  0

Marlies ROSS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 10:38
Women's 400m Individual Medley Heat 2
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 11:04
Women's 200m Freestyle Heat 2
Finished
Thu, 5 Apr 21:50
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 21:50
Gold Medal Event Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 11:29
Women's 200m Individual Medley Heat 2
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 200m Individual Medley 9 2:15.17
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay DSQ -
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6 8:08.12
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 5 4:09.31

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2013 Barcelona, ESP Women's 200m Individual Medley 29 2:16.94

Hobbies

Building cars, reading (thesundevils.com, 2017; heslopsports.co.za, 4 Jul 2015)


Occupation: Lifeguard (LinkedIn, 2 Feb 2018)
Education: Kinesiology at Arizona State University, Tempe, United States
Languages spoken: English
Other sports

World champion in biathle (running and swimming) in 2007 and 2011. (heslopsports.co.za, 4 Jul 2015)


Reason: "I found my passion for the water from a very young age through my mother. She was a very good swimmer, so when I was born, she shared her talent with me." (heslopsports.co.za, 4 Jul 2015)
Hero: Olympic champion swimmer, Penny HEYNS (RSA). "After meeting her I have always admired her and how she became a successful swimmer." (heslopsports.co.za, 4 Jul 2015)
Ritual: “I love having my ‘good luck’ meal, spaghetti bolognese. Other than that, I look for my father and show him my index finger meaning ‘number one’, then I pray. (heslopsports.co.za, 4 Jul 2015)
Additional information

FUNDING
One of the eight swimmers from South Africa to receive financial backing from the 'Get Girls to Gold' program and represented her country at both the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. (swimswam.com, 4 Oct 2015)

DRIVING FORCE
"I’m a bit of a 'petrolhead'. I love cars and everything that revolves around them. Just hearing the sound of a V8 engine roaring in my ears gives me goosebumps." (heslopsports.co.za, 4 Jul 2015)


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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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