Martin Harris (swimmer)

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Martin Harris
Personal information
Full name Martin Clifford Harris
National team  Great Britain
Born (1969-05-21) 21 May 1969 (age 47)
Bow, London, England
Height 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 92 kg (203 lb)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club Tower Hamlets

Martin Clifford Harris (born 21 May 1969) is an English former competitive swimmer and backstroke specialist who represented Great Britain in international championships during the 1990s, spanning the Olympics, FINA world championships, and European championships, and England at the Commonwealth Games.

At the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, Harris competed in the preliminary heats of the men's 100-metre backstroke, but did not advance. He also swam for the sixth-place British men's team in the 4x100-metre medley relay in the qualifying heats. Thereafter, he became a fixture on the British 4x100-metre medley relay team, winning bronze medals in the medley relay at the 1993 European championships and the 1993 FINA short course world championships.[1]

Harris represented England at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, British, Columbia, where he won a gold medal in the 100-metre backstroke, and a bronze as a member of the English team in the 4x100-metre medley relay. Representing Great Britain at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, he qualified for both the 100-metre and 200-metre backstroke, but did not advance beyond the preliminary heats.[1]

He earned another bronze medal with the British team in the 4x100-metre medley relay at the 1997 FINA short course world championships. He closed out his international career with a silver medal as a member of the English team in the 4x100-metre medley relay at the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Martin Harris. Retrieved 20 May 2015.