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Biography

MARSHALL Melanie

Nationality England Flag ENG England
Birth Date 12/01/1982
Gender Women
Height (m / in) 1.70/5'6''
Weight (kg / lbs) 0/0
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Women's 200m Freestyle
Aquatics Swimming Women's 100m Backstroke
Aquatics Swimming Women's 200m Backstroke
Member of England Aquatics Swimming Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Member of England Aquatics Swimming Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Member of England Aquatics Swimming Women's 4x100m Medley Relay
Medals Won SILVER Medal SILVER -  Women's 200m Backstroke
BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Women's 100m Backstroke
BRONZE Medal BRONZE -  Women's 200m Freestyle

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
10:00
SAS Women's 200m Freestyle
Heat 04
England Flag ENG  - MARSHALL Melanie (2) 2:00.50 Completed
16 Mar
19:02
SAS Women's 200m Freestyle
Final A
England Flag ENG  - MARSHALL Melanie (3) 1:58.11 Completed
17 Mar
10:17
SAS Women's 100m Backstroke
Heat 02
England Flag ENG  - MARSHALL Melanie (1) 1:01.92 Completed
17 Mar
20:23
SAS Women's 100m Backstroke
Semifinal 01
England Flag ENG  - MARSHALL Melanie (2) 1:01.91 Completed
18 Mar
20:21
SAS Women's 100m Backstroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - MARSHALL Melanie (3) 1:01.55 Completed
20 Mar
10:17
SAS Women's 200m Backstroke
Heat 02
England Flag ENG  - MARSHALL Melanie (1) 2:12.43 Completed
20 Mar
19:35
SAS Women's 200m Backstroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - MARSHALL Melanie (2) 2:10.87 Completed

Place Of Birth Boston, England
Residence Loughborough, England
Occupation Student and swimmer
Coach Ben Titley
Influential Person Her parents and friends
Idol Cathy Freeman, Jesse Owens and Lance Armstrong
Recent Results FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)
7th in the 200m Freestyle (1:59.36)
10th in the 4x100m medley relay (4:07.71)
4th in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (7:59.04)

British Championships (2005)
Gold in the 100m Freestyle (55.40)
Gold in the 200m Freestyle (1:58.50)
Gold in the 200m Backstroke (2:12.38)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Bronze in the 200m Freestyle (1:58.11)

Manchester 2002
16th in the 50m Freestyle (26.46)
7th in the 100m Freestyle (56.19)
Silver in the 4x100m Freestyle relay (3:41.47)
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
did not start in the 100m Freestyle
16th in the 200m Freestyle (2:01.06)
6th in the 4x100m Freestyle relay (3:40.82)
5th in the 4x200m Freestyle relay (7:59.11)
4th in the heat of the 4x100m medley relay (4:05.63)
Other Personal Best:
50m Freestyle - 25.91 (2002)
100m Freestyle - 54.62 (2004 - BR)
200m Freestyle - 1:57.51 (2004)
50m Backstroke - 29.74 (2001)
100m Backstroke - 1:01.7
200m Backstroke - 2:12.18

World Ranking:
16th in the 100m Freestyle (as at 01-Aug-2005)
3rd in the 200m Freestyle (as at 01-Aug-2005)
25th in the 400m Freestyle (as at 01-Aug-2005)
20th in the 100m Backstroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)
13th in the 200m Backstroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)

In her career, Melanie has held three British records, three British junior records and one English junior record.

She claims her finest sporting moment as winning the European Short Course Championship title and breaking the 200m Freestyle British record on her home turf.

Her first sporting success was winning four gold medals at the European Youth Olympics in Bath, 1995.

She was first selected for Great Britain in 1995 (junior) and 1998 (senior). In other sports, she was invited to try out for the football academy that is run at Burleigh Sports College in Loughborough when she was younger.

She says her biggest disappointment was the Athens Olympics and she has set winning an Olympic medal as her ultimate ambition.

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