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Gemma Spofforth
Gemma Spofforth Great Britain

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Height: 6'0" / 1.83m
  • Weight: 187 lbs / 84.8 kg
  • Born: 11/17/1987
  • Hometown: Shoreham-by-Sea, England
  • Career Highlights: Spofforth finished an agonizing fourth twice at the 2008 Olympics, just missing the medal stand. She set a British record of 59.38 in the 100m backstroke in the final, but it wasn't quite enough, and was also a member of the 4x100 medley relay team that was edged by China for bronze. Spofforth bounced back strong though, winning gold in the 100m backstroke in a world record time of 58.12 at the 2009 world championships. At the University of Florida, she was a five-time NCAA champion and 11-time All-American, as she won three straight NCAA titles in the 200m backstroke, and back-to-back titles in the 100m backstroke. Spofforth plans to swim both the 100m and 200m backstroke in London.
  • Previous Olympics: 2008
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