2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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David Davies

David DaviesSport: Swimming

Nation: Great Britain

DOB: March 3, 1985

Hometown: Cardiff

Career Highlights: Experienced long-distance swimmer David Davies will be competing in his third Olympics at the London 2012 games. A bronze medal in the 1500m freestyle at the Athens Olympics in 2004 was Davies’ first taste of Olympic success, and he followed it up with Commonwealth Games medals in 2006 - gold in the 1500m and bronze in the 400m freestyles. At his second Olympics in Beijing, Davies finished sixth in the 1500m before taking part in the open water 10k - a new event. Pipped to gold in a three-way sprint finish by Maarten van der Weijden, Davies picked up silver. A slump in form and withdrawal from the 2011 World Championships prompted rumours of retirement, but Davies bounced back to qualify for the 1500m freestyle in London. The 27-year-old has confirmed that his home Olympics will be his final Games, but he will face strong competition for a podium finish and Yang Sun is the stand-out favourite for 1500m gold.

Olympic History: 2008,2004

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