|Full name||Melanie Jayne Marshall|
12 January 1982 |
|Club||City of derby sc|
|College team||Loughborough University|
Melanie Jayne 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, and is currently the second most decorated female athlete ever. Marshall 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. She is currently the head coach at City of Derby Swimming Club, where her swimmers include Commonwealth, European and World 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.
- British Swimming athlete profile
- British Olympic Association athlete profile
- 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games athlete profile
- "BBC Sport Commonwealth Games 2002 Statistics". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-08-29.
- "Swimming Schedule and Results". Retrieved 2007-08-22.
- "Marshall brings inspirational career to and end". British Swimming. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- "City of Derby coach Mel Marshall tells rising star Adam Peaty he can compete against top Euro men". Derby Telegraph. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
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