Max Robert [4]Litchfield (born 4 March 1995) is a British[5] competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the 2016 Olympics,[6] and the LEN European Aquatics Championships.[7] He also swam for England in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[8] He competes internationally in freestyle and medley swimming events. Litchfield studies at Sheffield Hallam University, located in Sheffield, England [9], his course being that of Physiotherapy. [10]

Max Litchfield
Personal information
Birth nameMax Robert Litchfield [1]
Full nameMax Robert Litchfield [2]
NationalityBritish
Born (1995-03-04) 4 March 1995 (age 24)
Pontefract, United Kingdom
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, medley
ClubLoughborough National Centre (NC)
College teamSheffield Hallam University
CoachDave Hemmings [3]

CareerEdit

He swam at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he finished 12th in both the 400m individual medley and the 1500m freestyle. He also turned out at the European Championships in Berlin in the same year where he finished fourth in the final of the 400m IM. He is a former World Junior Champion, having helped the 4 × 200 m freestyle team swim to gold in Dubai in 2013.[6][8]

At the Olympic trials in 2016 he clinched victory in the 400m IM in a time of 4:12.05 to dip under the qualification time for Rio 2016.[11] He later competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro achieving a 5th place in his heat. In the finals session he improved his personal best further to place 4th in his first Olympic final.

In 2018, he suffered an injury to the shoulder and withdrew from the Commonwealth Games.[12] At the 2018 European Championships, Litchfield won a bronze in the 200 metre individual medley, his first major medal since the injury.[13] He then won a silver in the 400 metre individual medley.[14]

AwardsEdit

The 2016 British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Sportsman of the Year[15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/li/max-litchfield-1.html
  2. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/li/max-litchfield-1.html
  3. ^ https://www.britishswimming.org/athlete-swimming-profiles/british-swimming-profiles/max-litchfield/
  4. ^ https://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/li/max-litchfield-1.html
  5. ^ "Max Litchfield". les-sports.info. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Max Litchfield - Swimming - News, Olympic Results and History". www.teamgb.com. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Litchfield leads British attack on final day". British Swimming. British Swimming. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  8. ^ a b "British Swimming Athlete Profile". British Swimming. British Swimming. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  9. ^ https://www.shu.ac.uk/
  10. ^ https://swimswam.com/bio/max-litchfield/
  11. ^ "Litchfield strikes gold on opening night of British Summer Championships". British Swimming. Retrieved 2016-08-07.
  12. ^ "Max Litchfield withdraws from Commonwealth Games". Swimming.org. 28 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Scott powers to 100m freestyle silver". BBC Sport. 5 August 2018.
  14. ^ Ashenden, Mark (9 August 2018). "Max Litchfield wins silver at European Swimming Championships in Glasgow". Sky Sports.
  15. ^ "2016 BUCS Awards Winners". BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT. BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT. Retrieved 7 August 2016.

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