Lizzie Simmonds enjoyed a dominant junior career, winning five golds at the 2005 European Youth Olympic Festival in Lignano before scooping five golds and two silvers at the European Junior Championships over the next two years. Simmonds made her Olympic debut as a 17-year old in Beijing, finishing 10th in the 100m Backstroke as well as reaching the final before finishing 6th in the 200m Backstroke. After making two individual finals at the 2009 World Championships in Rome, Simmonds made her international breakthrough in 2010, winning 200m Backstroke gold and 100m Backstroke silver at the European Championships before 200m Backstroke silver at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.Lizzie Simmonds will swim just the 200m backstroke at the Olympics – the first time she has not combined it with the shorter 100m event at a major international meet since 2007. Gold in the 200m at the Olympic trials, was the fifth time she had won the British title.
Simmonds sets sights on third consecutive backstroke gold
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Simmonds collects three medals in Tokyo