Sunday, March 11, 2012

Liam Tancock

Liam John Tancock, an English swimmer, set several world, Commonwealth and national records in his specialty events - 50-meter and 100-meter backstroke.  Tancock studied sports science at the Loughborough University.

Born: May 7, 1985 in Exeter, England 
Height: 6'0" 
Weight: 180 lbs

Achievements/Career Highlights:
  • Set world record for 50-m backstroke in April 2, 2008 (24.47 seconds), broke the record again in August 1, 2009 (24.08 sec), and the day after (24.04 sec) to win the gold at 2009 Rome World Aquatics  Championships
  • won gold medal in 50-m backstroke in 2011 Shanghai World Aquatics Championships
  • won bronze in his debut at 2005 Championships in Montreal
  • won gold medal in 50-m backstroke in 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi

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