Melanie Marshall

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Melanie Marshall
Personal information
Full name Melanie Marshall
Nationality British
Born (1982-01-12) 12 January 1982 (age 32)
Boston, England
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle, backstroke
Club City of derby sc
College team Loughborough University

Melanie Marshall (born 12 January 1982) is a former British swimmer.

Born in Boston, Lincolnshire, brought up in Wrangle and currently residing in Loughborough with her two dogs, Missy and Jetson, she is 1.7 m (5′ 7″), 62 kg. A long lasting international career started at the 1995 European Youth Olympics in Bath, where she won four gold medals.

Melanie was ranked number one in the world in 2004 after breaking the British 200 m freestyle record to ensure selection to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

At the 2008 Short Course World Championships in Manchester, she came third as part of the British women's 4×100 m freestyle relay team.

Melanie claimed six medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, the most decorated female athlete ever at one Games for England, in any sport and ended her swimming career at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Melanie often cites her friends, the Upstairs Massive, and her family as part of the recipe for her success.

On 30 October 2008, Marshall announced her retirement from the sport.[3] She is currently the head coach at City of Derby Swimming Club, where her swimmers include Commonwealth and European champion Adam Peaty. Marshall has also worked as a coach with the British swimming team and has been named as an elite coach by UK Sport.[4]

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