Gemma Spofforth

Gemma Spofforth


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  • Date of Birth 17/11/1987
  • Born Shoreham on Sea, Sussex


Gemma Spofforth took up swimming at a local pool in Bognor Regis and might have not been at London 2012 at all had she decided against accepting a scholarship at the University of Florida, aged 18.

In 2009 Spofforth won world 100m backstroke gold in a world record time of 58.12seconds in Rome and went on to become a double European champion in 2010 after winning gold in the 100m backstroke and 4x100m medley in Budapest.

Spofforth won the 100m backstroke at the Olympics trials to book herself a swim at London 2012 at a time when she was considering retiring from the sport after missing out of the Worlds final in 2011 - she did in fact retire shortly after the London Olympic Games.

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