Backstroke specialist Chris Walker-Hebborn showed his potential aged 18, winning four golds at the 2008 European Junior Champs.
After three years on the senior circuit, he qualified for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Unfortunately he failed to make the 100m and 200m heats, which almost led him to quit swimming.
However with some refocusing on shorter distances, he came back with a bang two years later, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Gold in the 100m back, as well as gold as part of the medley relay team have refuelled the 24-year old to push for Rio 2016.
- Date of Birth: 1 July 1990
- Born: Enfield
- Team/Club: National Performance Centre, Bath
- Coach: Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle
Watch out for Chris at the 2015 British Swimming Championships in London. Click here to find out more.
In the Pool
Finest Ever Performance:
Winning double gold at the Commies 2014.
To win an Olympic medal.
Out of the Pool
If I Wasn't A Swimmer, I Would Be:
I always liked the idea of being a diver, like an extreme cliff diver!
Tip For The Top:
Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Life After Swimming:
I would love to run my own personal trainers gym, run by elite athletes.
Would Most Like To Meet:
Most Prized Possession:
Biggest Influence On Career:
My parents were my biggest believers and I wouldn't be here without them!
Anything my mum cooks.
Sleeping and just spending time with my friends outside of swimming.