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Biography

COOK Christopher

Nationality England Flag ENG England
Birth Date  
Gender Men
Height (m / in)  
Weight (kg / lbs)  
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 50m Breaststroke
Aquatics Swimming Men's 100m Breaststroke
Member of England Aquatics Swimming Men's 4x100m Medley Relay
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 100m Breaststroke
GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 50m Breaststroke

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
17 Mar
10:34
SAS Men's 100m Breaststroke
Heat 04
England Flag ENG  - COOK Christopher (3) 1:02.59 Completed
17 Mar
19:55
SAS Men's 100m Breaststroke
Semifinal 02
England Flag ENG  - COOK Christopher (1) 1:00.94 Completed
18 Mar
20:35
SAS Men's 100m Breaststroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - COOK Christopher (1) 1:00.98 Completed
19 Mar
10:00
SAS Men's 50m Breaststroke
Heat 04
England Flag ENG  - COOK Christopher (2) 28.45 Completed
19 Mar
19:08
SAS Men's 50m Breaststroke
Semifinal 01
England Flag ENG  - COOK Christopher (3) 28.56 Completed
20 Mar
19:21
SAS Men's 50m Breaststroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - COOK Christopher (1) 28.01 Completed

Place Of Birth South Shields, England
Residence Wallsend, Newcastle, England
Occupation Student
Coach Ian Oliver
Influential Person His girlfriend Erica and his parents
Idol Sir Steve Redgrave, Adrian Moorhouse and Michael Johnson
Recent Results FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
5th in the 50m Breaststroke (28.00)
6th in the 100m Breaststroke (1:00.99)

British Championships (2005)
Bronze in the 50m Breaststroke (28.32)
Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke (1:01.46)
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
15th in the 200m Breaststroke (2:15.91)
Other Personal Best:
50m Breaststroke - 27.82 (2005)
100m Breaststroke - 1:00.64 (2005)
200m Breaststroke - 2:14.68 (2004)

World Ranking:
9th in the 50m Breaststroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)
6th in the 100m Breaststroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)

Chris claims his first sporting success was getting the British and Commonwealth record in the 100m breaststroke.

He would most like to meet Steven Irwin, as he's so passionate about what he does although I think he does get a bit too close to those crocodiles!

His most prized possession is a small trophy he was awarded at school. Chris recounts there was meant to be lots of students swimming in the school's gala but on the day nearly everyone pulled out. He and three others were awarded the trophies for swimming in more races to make up for the students who dropped out.

He first gained Great Britain selection in 2003 (senior), and he describes himself as persistent, motivated and enthusiastic.

He says his finest sporting moment was competing at the 2004 Olympics.

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