Sport / Event >
Swimming, 100m butterfly & 200m butterfly
Date and Place of Birth >
1990, Stockton-on-Tees, UK
Course of Study >
Student and athlete
Jess Dickons was one of Britain’s two gold medallists at the 2011 World University Games in China, striking gold in the 200m butterly final. Her medal was Britain’s first gold of the Games and was followed by Andy Vernon’s athletics 5000m gold.
She came home in 2:08.91, just edging out Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi by three-hundredths of a second at the Games in Shenzhen. It followed a sixth place finish in the 100m butterfly.
Jess trains at the British Swimming Intensive Training Centre at the University of Bath. She has been studying Sports Performance at the University.
First selected for Great Britain in 2004, she represented England at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games at Pune in India, winning bronze medals in the 200m butterfly and the 4x100m medley relay. She made her full Commonwealth Games debut at the Delhi 2010 Games, finishing seventh in the 200m butterfly final.
Headline Result >
Gold – 200m butterfly – World University Games, Shenzhen, China – August 2011