1 July 1990 |
|Club||University of Bath|
Chris Walker-Hebborn (born 1 July 1990 in Enfield, London, England) is an English swimmer who competed for Team GB at the 2012 Summer Olympics. He is currently based at the University of Bath, where he trains at one of British Swimming's Intensive Training Centres.
Walker-Hebborn's preliminary heat performance in Rome secured him a place in the semifinals where, as one of the few swimmers not wearing the controversial[clarification needed] full body suit. This is when he set a new British record to become a finalist. The record was to stand only briefly, as he broke it again in the finals (1:56.05), placing 9th.
The teenager spent two years at the British Offshore Centre in Australia at The Southport School, from 2006 to 2008. He was offered a scholarship at Florida State University in January 2009 but returned to his Bury St. Edmunds home after just a few weeks due to lack of long course training.
In April 2014, Walker-Hebborn signed a sponsorship contract with swimwear brand blueseventy, just in time for the British Gas Swimming Championships where he won the 50m and 100m backstroke events.
|World Championships 2009||200 m backstroke||1:56.05 (NR)||9th|
|World Youth Championships 2008||4×200 m freestyle relay||7:20.18||GOLD|
|4×100 m medley relay||3:41.69||GOLD|
|100 m backstroke||56.04||BRONZE|
|European Junior Championships 2008||200 m backstroke||1:59.61||GOLD|
|4×100 m medley relay||3:39.75||GOLD|
|100 m backstroke||55.44||GOLD|
|4×200 m freestyle relay||7:19.98||GOLD|
|4×100 m freestyle relay||3:21.11||4th|
|European Junior Championships 2007||4×100 m medley relay (heats only)||3:44.29||SILVER|
|4×200 m freestyle relay||7:22.46||4th|
|100 m backstroke||57.25||5th|
|200 m backstroke||2:03.06||6th|
|200 m freestyle (heats)||1:52.62||6th|
|British Championships 2014||100 m backstroke||53.82||GOLD|
|50 m backstroke||25.09||GOLD|
|British Championships 2011||100 m backstroke||55.41||SILVER|
|200 m backstroke||2:01.94||BRONZE|
|British Championships 2010||200 m backstroke||1:57.39||SILVER|
|100 m backstroke||54.78||SILVER|
|200 m freestyle||1:49.98||6th|
|British Championships 2009||200 m backstroke||1:57.95||GOLD|
|100 m backstroke||54.96||SILVER|
|200 m freestyle||1:48.99||5th|
|ASA National Youth Championships 2007||200 m freestyle||1:51.87||GOLD|
|100 m backstroke||57.13||GOLD|
|200 m backstroke||2:02.69||GOLD|
|200 m individual medley||2:07.45||5th|
|100 m freestyle||52.50||5th|
- "'Poppet' backs himself for a stroke of fortune". The Independent. 2009-03-22.
- "Olympic swimming hope Chris Walker-Hebborn joins Titans". BBC News. 2011-04-12.. Chris's father is a global Change manager.