Sport/Event > Swimming
Date and Place of Birth >
Height > 198cm
Weight > 90 kilos
Beijing 2008 Biography >
Foster competed for Team GB in the 50m freestyle swimming event.
He is connected to the region as he trains at the University of Bath Swimming Club.
The men’s 50m freestyle heat got under way on 14th August. The semi-final was on 15th August and the final on 16th August.
Thursday 14th August saw Mark Foster swim his 50m freestyle heat in an impressive time of 22.35s, finishing sixth. It was not fast enough to progress to the next round.
The oldest member of the swimming squad, Beijing 2008 is the 38 year old’s fifth Olympic Games. Missed qualifying time for Athens 2004 by 0.07s. First selected for GBR in 1985, has won 47 major international medals, despite failing to reach the podium at an Olympic Games. Carried flag for GBR at the Beijing 2008 Opening Ceremony.
Competitive Record >
3 times Olympic finalist
12 times world championship finalist
2 times commonwealth champion
10 time European champion
8 times world record holder
Competitive Record sourced from Mark Foster’s website www.markfoster.co.uk