Skip to content

Georgia Davies: Welsh swimmer enjoying GB funding return

by ZwemZa on September 25th, 2018

Georgia Davies claimed gold in the women’s 50m backstroke final in Glasgow (Getty Images)

Georgia Davies is hoping that having her British Swimming funding reinstated will lead to even greater success.

The 27-year-old was left out of the 2017 performance squad, losing the financial support that goes with it.

Despite that, the Welsh backstroke specialist claimed four medals at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, two gold, a silver and a bronze.

“I’ve had a couple of years without having funding; that is obviously tough,” Davies said.

“But the funding system is… not personal at all, it’s done the fairest way they can based on the results, so I’ve never taken that personally when I’ve not had it.

“If anything I’ve just tried to use that as motivation that clearly I’ve not performed well enough previously, and tried to do everything I could to be better the following year.”

Davies won 50m backstroke gold – having set a British and European record in the heats – in Scotland before a 100m silver with another personal best time.

Another gold in the 4x100m mixed medley relay and bronze in the women’s equivalent followed. That medal haul followed 2018 Commonwealth bronze on the Gold Coast in April.

BBC Sport

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Note: XHTML is allowed. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: