News Archive, Tag: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

Rio 2016: Fourth silver for Bath-based swimmers as Chris Walker-Hebborn wins relay medal

14 August 2016

Chris Walker-Hebborn capped an outstanding week for University of Based-swimmers in the pool at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as he helped Team GB’s men to silver in the 4x100m medley relay. That was the fourth silver of the Games for the British Swimming National Centre Bath training group, adding to the two from Jazz Carlin and one from Siobhan-Marie O’Connor. And they went mighty close to returning to the Sports Training Village with five...

Rio 2016: Another super silver from Jazz Carlin takes Bath swimming medal count to three

13 August 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin became Team GB’s first double medallist of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games when she won 800m freestyle silver in the early hours of Saturday morning. The 25-year-old, full of confidence after claiming 400m freestyle silver on Monday, enjoyed a race-long battle with Hungary’s reigning European champion Boglarka Kapas before getting the edge by two-tenths of a second in 8:16.17. Gold went to outstanding American Katie Ledecky in a world-record...

Rio 2016: Agony and pride as swimmer Andrew Willis goes mighty close to Olympic medal

11 August 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Andrew Willis missed out on an Olympic medal by just eight-hundredths of a second after finishing fourth in the Rio 2016 200m breaststroke final. The 25-year-old, who trains with the British Swimming National Centre Bath, produced another brilliant swim to set a lifetime best of 2:07.78 in a fiercely-fought final that saw the entire field separated by less than a second. A blanket finish saw Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin take gold in...

Rio 2016: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor wins stunning second silver for Bath-based swimmers

10 August 2016

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor said winning an Olympic silver medal was “the best feeling in the world” after she became the second University of Bath-based swimmer to stand on the podium in Rio this week. And there could be another medal for the British Swimming National Centre Bath training group in the early hours of Thursday morning after Andrew Willis qualified second-fastest for the men’s 200m breaststroke final. Team GB’s O’Connor, born and raised in Bath, produced...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor was selected for Team GB's swimming squad in 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Rio 2016: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor races into swimming final in record-breaking style

09 August 2016

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor will be looking to emulate fellow University of Bath-based swimmer Jazz Carlin by getting on the podium at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the early hours of Wednesday morning. The 20-year-old looked in fantastic form as she reduced her own women’s 200m individual medley British record to 2:07.57 to qualify fastest overall for the final, taking place at 3.29am BST. “I’m really pleased because I’ve been trying to go under 2:08 for...

Jazz Carlin, Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn have been selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic swimming squad

University of Bath-based swimming quartet “excited to get out to Rio”

21 July 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are beginning to feel very real for the four University of Bath-based swimmers representing Team GB this summer as they prepare to head off to Brazil. British Swimming National Centre Bath quartet Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis have their final pre-Rio training sessions in the Sports Training Village London 2012 Legacy Pool this week. They will then pack up their Olympic kit and, along with Head...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor was selected for Team GB's swimming squad in 2016. PICTURE: Clare Green for Matchtight

Record-breaking round-off to pre-Rio racing for swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor

04 July 2016

University of Bath-based swimmer Siobhan-Marie O’Connor smashed the British 100m breaststroke record on her last competitive outing before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Swimming at the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships, the 20-year-old dominated throughout and touched the wall in 1:06.34 – beating the previous record set in the same Tollcross International Swimming Centre pool by Sophie Taylor during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. O’Connor admitted she was surprised by the time, especially as she...

Jazz Carlin and Chris Walker-Hebborn

Double gold for Jazz Carlin and silver for Chris Walker-Hebborn as Rio countdown continues

13 June 2016

Jazz Carlin won two gold medals and Chris Walker-Hebborn secured a brace of silvers as University of Bath-based swimmers continued their Rio 2016 Olympic Games preparations at the Mare Nostrum competition in Barcelona. Carlin went eight seconds faster than anyone else in the field as she won 800m freestyle gold in 8:25.23 on Saturday. She then clinched another comfortable victory in Sunday’s 400m freestyle final on Sunday, her time of 4:05.69 being almost four seconds...

Jazz Carlin, Andrew Willis, Siobhan-Marie O'Connor and Chris Walker-Hebborn have been selected by Team GB for the Rio 2016 Olympic swimming squad

Barcelona is next stop for swimmers on the road to Rio 2016

08 June 2016

The four University of Bath-based swimmers selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will continue their preparations in Barcelona, Spain this weekend. Jazz Carlin, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Chris Walker-Hebborn and Andrew Willis – who train with the British Swimming National Centre Bath at the Sports Training Village – will compete at the Mare Nostrum meeting along with the 22 other selected Olympic swimmers. British Swimming Head Coach Bill Furniss said: “We know the event is going...

Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (right) won women's 4x100m medley relay gold at the 2016 European Championships in London

Golden finish to European Championships for University of Bath-based swimmers

23 May 2016

Chris Walker-Hebborn and Siobhan-Marie O’Connor won their second relay gold medals of the week as University of Bath-based swimmers finished the LEN European Aquatics Championships on a high note. Jazz Carlin also claimed 400m freestyle silver as Britain, despite being in heavy training for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, finished the competition in London with an impressive 22 medals. The penultimate swim of the event saw O’Connor team up with Kathleen Dawson, Chloe Tutton and...

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