Sophie Edington

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Sophie Edington
Personal information
Full name Sophie Jane Edington
Nickname(s) "Soph"
Nationality  Australia
Born (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 30)
Loxton, South Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke, freestyle
Club Kingscliff
Melbourne Vicentre

Sophie Jane Edington[1] (born 12 December 1984) is an Australian backstroke and freestyle swimmer.

Biography[edit]

Edington trained at the Kingscliff ASC club under Greg Salter. After Salter took up an overseas coaching role Edington moved to Queensland to train under the QAS program from the end of 2008. She then moved to Melbourne at the end of 2010 where she trained at MSAC. At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montréal she won two gold medals, with the backstroke leg in 4x100 m medley relay and as a heat swimmer in the 4x100 m freestyle. She won three gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne: 50 m and 100 m backstroke, and the 4 × 100 m medley relay in world record time of 3:56.30 s with teammates Leisel Jones, Libby Lenton and Jessicah Schipper. Edington is a former world record holder for the 50m backstroke, set at the 2008 Australian Olympic Trials. She was part of the relay team in 2004 that broke the World Record at the world short course championships. Four years after winning 3 Gold medals at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Edington was successful in defending the 50m Backstroke title to claim her 4th Commonwealth Gold medal at Delhi in 2010. After narrowly missing the 2012 Olympic team, Edington competed in the European summer circuit prior to working with Channel 7 News during the London Games. Edington lived in Switzerland and worked at the International Olympic Committee.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results – Tuesday 5 October". BBC Sport. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-05. 

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Records
Preceded by
Emily Seebohm
Women's 50 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

23 March 2008 – 9 April 2009
Succeeded by
shared between
Sophie Edington &
Zhao Jing
Preceded by
Sophie Edington &
Zhao Jing
Women's 50 metre backstroke
world record holder (long course)

9 April 2009 – 26 June 2009
Succeeded by
Daniela Samulski
Preceded by

Giaan Rooney
Leisel Jones
Petria Thomas
Jodie Henry
Women's 4 x 100 metres medley relay
world record holder (long course)

21 March 2004 – 31 March 2007

Sophie Edington
Leisel Jones
Jessicah Schipper
Libby Lenton
Succeeded by

Emily Seebohm
Leisel Jones
Jessicah Schipper
Libby Lenton
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Tara Kirk
Mare Nostrum Tour Overall Winner
2008
Succeeded by
Anastasia Zuyeva