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James Guy

Swimming

Fact File

Date of birth

26 November 1995

Sport

Swimming

Club

Millfield

Discipline

200m, 400m Freestyle & 4x200m Freestyle

Biography

James won double Silver in Rio at his first Olympic Games in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay & the 4x100m Medley Relay, where he swam the Butterfly leg, showing his versatility. Guy was also a Finalist in his 200m and 400m Freestyle individual events.

In 2018 at Australia’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, this was Guy’s second time in representing Team England where he came away with 5 medals. He won silver in 100m butterfly, 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay and 4 x 100m Medley Relay. He also was awarded with a Bronze medal in the 400m Freestyle. James also excelled in the Glasgow 2018 World Championships where he picked up four medals, three of which were gold relay medals and an individual Bronze in the 100m butterfly.

James won double Silver in Rio at his first Olympic Games in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay & the 4x100m Medley Relay, where he swam the Butterfly leg, showing his versatility. Guy was also a Finalist in his 200m and 400m Freestyle individual events.

In Kazan, Russia in 2015 at the World Championships, James struck Gold in the 200 Freestyle, he became the first British male ever to win a Freestyle World title, aged just 19.

Two relay medals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow is what sparked the beginning of the illustrious career for the immensely talented Guy.

James is based at the University of Bath and has a world class training environment aided by Coach Jol Finck. His family, parents Cath and Andy, along with younger brother Luke, form an integral part of his support network and with a grandfather who was a champion boxer, James has never been short of focus and determination.

Achievements

2017
World Championships - Gold: 4x200m Freestyle Relay, Silver: 4x100m Medley Relay, Bronze: 100m Butterfly
2016
Rio Olympic Double Silver Medalist, 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay & 4 x 100m Medley Relay, British Champion 400m & 200m Freestyle
2015
Double World Champion, 200m Freestyle & 4x200m Freestyle; World Championships Silver Medalist 400m Freestyle
2014
Commonwealth Champion, 4x100m Medley Relay & Commonwealth Bronze Medalist, 4x200m Freestyle. World Short Course Champion, 400m Freestyle
2013
European Junior Champion, 200m & 400m Freestyle, World Championship Finalist 400m Freestyle, World Junior Championship Silver Medalist, 200 & 400m Freestyle

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