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James
Guy
Great BritainGreat Britain, GBR
Male
Swimming

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 November 1995
Height
187 cm
Residence
Bath, ENG
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up swimming at age four in Altrincham, England.
Why this sport?
"My mother got me involved so that I could learn to swim."
Club / Team
Team Bath: England
Name of coach
Jolyon Finck [club]; Bill Furniss [national]

International Debut

Year
2013
Competing for
Great Britain
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Barcelona, ESP

General Interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (telegraph.co.uk, 26 Mar 2016)
Most influential person in career
His younger brother Luke. (swimswam.com, 04 Aug 2015)
Hero / Idol
Chinese swimmer Sun Yang, Japanese swimmer Kosuke Hagino, US boxer Floyd Mayweather. (bbc.co.uk, 04 Aug 2015; swimswam.com, 04 Aug 2015; swimming.org, 26 Sep 2013)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Train hard and the fight is easy." (swimswam.com, 04 Aug 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2017 he was named Male Swimmer of the Year by sporting website 'Pullbuoy'. (pullbuoy.co.uk, 31 Dec 2017)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
He became the first British male swimmer to win gold in an individual freestyle event at the world championships [long course] when he triumphed in the 200m freestyle at the 2015 edition of the tournament in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Aug 2018; theguardian.com, 05 Aug 2015)

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