Jazz Carlin

15 February 2016

unirio-013-2Sport: Swimming
Date and place of birth: 17 September 1990, Swindon

Biography:

Welsh swimmer Jazz made her major breakthrough in 2009 when she marked her international debut with immediate success, helping the British 4x200m Freestyle Relay quartet to bronze in Rome.

She has gone on to make a number of appearances at major events whilst basing her training at the University of Bath.

Jazz’s bid for a place at Rio began to take shape in late 2015 when she clinched gold medals in both 400m freestyle and 800m freestyle at the European Short-Course Championships in Israel.

The 26-year old followed up that success in 2016, particularly when setting the Olympic consideration time in the 400m freestyle event at the British Swimming Championships in April.

Rio 2016

Great Britain's Jazz Carlin celebrates finishing second in the Women's 800m Freestyle Final at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on the seventh day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil.

Jazz performed incredibly well during her debut Olympic Games, winning two silver medals in Brazil.

Her first came in the 400m freestyle in which she smashed her lifetime best time to finish second only to world record-setting American Katie Ledecky.

Five days later she repeated the feat, this time in the 800m freestyle.

“It’s an incredible feeling and it’s definitely not sunk in yet,” she said. “I wanted to come here and give it absolutely everything and have no regrets.”

For a full biography profile, visit www.swimming.org/britishswimming/swimming/womens-profiles/jazmin-carlin1/540/

 

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