Sophie Edington

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Sophie Edington
Sophie Edington - Craig Franklin.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sophie Jane Edington
Nickname(s) "Soph"
National team  Australia
Born (1984-12-12) 12 December 1984 (age 33)
Loxton, South Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 65 kg (143 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke, freestyle
Club Kingscliff SC
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. In 2010, she moved to Melbourne where she trained at MSAC. At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montréal she won two gold medals, with the backstroke leg in 4×100-metre medley relay, and as a heat swimmer in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay. She won three gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne: 50-metre and 100-metre backstroke, and the 4×100-metre medley relay in world record time of 3:56.30 seconds with teammates Leisel Jones, Libby Lenton and Jessicah Schipper. Edington set a new world record for the 50-metre backstroke 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 three gold medals at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Edington was successful in defending the 50m backstroke title to claim her fourth 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. Continuing in the sports world, Edington moved to Switzerland and worked at the International Olympic Committee until the end of 2014. Edington now works for The Cambridge Strategy (Asset Management) and resides in Monaco.

Edington is pursuing a Doctorate of Business Administration at the International School of Management in Paris.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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