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Biography

GIBSON James

Nationality England Flag ENG England
Birth Date 06/02/1980
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.89/6'2''
Weight (kg / lbs) 0/0
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 50m Breaststroke
Aquatics Swimming Men's 100m Breaststroke
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Men's 100m Breaststroke

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
17 Mar
10:34
SAS Men's 100m Breaststroke
Heat 04
England Flag ENG  - GIBSON James (2) 1:02.55 Completed
17 Mar
19:55
SAS Men's 100m Breaststroke
Semifinal 01
England Flag ENG  - GIBSON James (2) 1:01.76 Completed
18 Mar
20:35
SAS Men's 100m Breaststroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - GIBSON James (2) 1:01.10 Completed
19 Mar
10:00
SAS Men's 50m Breaststroke
Heat 02
England Flag ENG  - GIBSON James (2) 28.65 Completed
19 Mar
19:08
SAS Men's 50m Breaststroke
Semifinal 01
England Flag ENG  - GIBSON James (2) 28.40 Completed
20 Mar
19:21
SAS Men's 50m Breaststroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - GIBSON James (4) 28.18 Completed

Place Of Birth Chelmsford, England
Residence Loughborough, England
Occupation Student
Coach Ben Titley
Influential Person Friends and family
Idol David Beckham and Michael Schumacher
Recent Results FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
12th in the 50m Breaststroke (28.18)

Olympic Trials (2004)
Silver in the 100m Breaststroke (1:00.29)
Commonwealth
Games History
Manchester 2002
Gold in the 50m Breaststroke (27.72)
Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke (1:01.64)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
6th in the 100m Breaststroke (1:01.36)
8th in the 4x100m Medley Relay (3:37.77)
Other Personal Best:
50m Breaststroke - 27.46 (2003 - BR)
100m Breaststroke - 1:00.37 (2003)
200m Breaststroke - 2:15.67 (2004)

World Ranking:
3rd in the 50m Breaststroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)
21st in the 100m Breaststroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)

In James' career he has held one European record, 11 Commonwealth records, and 16 British records.

James says his biggest sporting disappointment was how he performed at the 2004 Olympics. He believes he didn't perform as well as he could have and it took him a long time to deal with placing sixth as he had high expectations going into the Games.

His first sporting success was becoming Essex County Champion, and he claims his finest sporting moment as becoming world champion in Barcelona.

He has done a degree in Politics and Economics and has recently completed a Masters in International Relations in the European Union.

His ultimate ambition is to win Olympic gold.

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