Siobhan-Marie O'Connor

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (born 29 November 1995) is an English competitive swimmer who has represented Great Britain at the Olympic Games, the FINA World Aquatics Championships and the LEN European Aquatics Championships, and England at the Commonwealth Games. A specialist in the 200 metres individual medley, she is the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion in the event, and has won silver medals in the same event at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2015 World Aquatics Championships, 2016 European Aquatics Championships, the 2014 World Short-Course Championships and the 2013 and 2015 European Short Course Championships – on each occasion behind World and Olympic champion Katinka Hosszú. With six Commonwealth Games medals in total from 2014, O'Connor was England's most decorated athlete at those Games.

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor
Kazan 2015 - Victory Ceremony 200m individual medley W.JPG
O'Connor (right) at the 2015 World Aquatics Championships medal ceremony for the 200 m medley
Personal information
Full nameSiobhan-Marie O'Connor
National team Great Britain
Born (1995-11-29) 29 November 1995 (age 24)
Bath, England
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight64 kg (141 lb)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly, medley, breaststroke
ClubBath ITC
College teamUniversity of Bath

In addition, O'Connor swam the breaststroke leg for Great Britain in the non-Olympic 4 x 100-metre mixed medley relay that won gold at the 2015 FINA World Aquatics Championships in a world record time for the event. she has also won gold medals in 2016 at the European Championships in the same event, and in the women's 4 x 100 metres medley relay.

O'Connor first competed for Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 100m breaststroke event.[2] She holds the British records for 200 metres individual medley, the 100 breaststroke and the 4 x 100-metre mixed medley relay.

Personal lifeEdit

O'Connor attended St. Gregory's Catholic College in Bath. She missed her prom to compete in the qualifying meet for the 2012 London Olympics.[3] In 2015, Siobhan survived a mass shooting during a Team Bath training camp at Northern Arizona University.[4]

O'Connor has ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Siobhan-Marie O'Connor". Athletes' profiles. Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Siobhan-Marie O'Connor". teamgb.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Bath schoolgirl who missed the prom for a golden date at Olympics". 28 June 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  4. ^ "How a tragic shooting made Siobhan-Marie O'Connor appreciate life ahead of the Rio Olympics". Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Siobhan-Marie O'Connor & men's freestyle relay team win silver". BBC Sport. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 10 August 2016.