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Biography

DAVIES David

Nationality Wales Flag WAL Wales
Birth Date 03/03/1985
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 400m Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Men's 1500m Freestyle
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 1500m Freestyle
BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Men's 400m Freestyle

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
10:54
SAS Men's 400m Freestyle
Heat 01
Wales Flag WAL  - DAVIES David (1) 3:51.39 Completed
16 Mar
19:29
SAS Men's 400m Freestyle
Final A
Wales Flag WAL  - DAVIES David (3) 3:49.44 Completed
20 Mar
10:44
SAS Men's 1500m Freestyle
Heat 02
Wales Flag WAL  - DAVIES David (1) 15:21.60 Completed
21 Mar
19:56
SAS Men's 1500m Freestyle
Final A
Wales Flag WAL  - DAVIES David (1) 14:57.63 Completed

Place Of Birth Cardiff, Wales
Residence Cardiff, Wales
Occupation Professional athlete
Coach Dave Haller
Influential Person His coach
Idol Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopian athlete)
Recent Results English Commonwealth Games Trials (Dec-2005)
4th in the 200m Freestyle (1:51.73)
2nd in the 400m Freestyle (3:52.39)

FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
6th in the 800m Freestyle (7:51.54)
Bronze in the 1500m Freestyle (14:48.11)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Bronze in the 400m Freestyle (3:49.44)

Manchester 2002
9th in the 200m Freestyle (1:51.89)
11th in the 400m Freestyle (3:56.10)
6th in the 1500m Freestyle (15:17.87)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
Bronze in the 1500m Freestyle (14:45.95)
Other Personal Best:
200m Freestyle - 1:50.15 (2003)
400m Freestyle - 3:50.35 (2004)
800m Freestyle - 7:51.54
1500m Freestyle - 14:45.90 (2004)

World Ranking:
77th in the 200m Freestyle (2005)
33rd in the 400m Freestyle (2005)
7th in the 800m Freestyle (2005)
3rd in the 1500m Freestyle (2005)

David started swimming at his local swimming club in Barry, South Wales, when he was seven years of age. A year later he joined his current club, The City of Cardiff, and he has been coached by Haller since 2000. Before this, he was coached by Haller's assistant, John Stow.

His first sporting success was winning the Welsh Age Group Champion Under 11s in 1996 - he went on to make his first Great Britain team in 2002.

At the World Championships in 2005 and the Athens Olympics in 2004, David finished third behind Australian Grant Hackett and American Larsen Jensen - who both will miss the 2006 Commonwealth Games - in the 1500m Freestyle.

He was voted in third place of the The Welsh Personality of the Year Awards by the public after his Olympic performance in 2004.

His training regime is intense - he is in the pool six days a week, mostly twice a day, and in his little spare time he enjoys watching football and rugby and he supports Cardiff FC.

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