Georgia Coates

Georgia Coates (born 19 February 1999) is a British swimmer who won five medals at the 2015 European Games. She has been selected to compete for Great Britain at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Georgia Coates
Personal information
Nickname(s)Gee, Gee-Money
NationalityBritish
Born19 February 1999 (age 20)
Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)[1]
Weight54 kg (119 lb)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBreaststroke
ClubCity of Leeds Swimming Club
CoachRichard Denigan

Personal life

Coates was born on 19 February 1999 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.[2] She attends Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley where she earned 12 GCSEs, completing her final exam in Baku whilst competing at the 2015 European Games.[3]

Swimming

Coates is a member of the City of Leeds Swimming Club where she is coached by Richard Denigan.[3] In 2013, she represented Great Britain at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands.[4]

She was selected to swim for Great Britain at the 2015 European Games held in Baku, Azerbaijan. In the 100-metre freestyle she reached the semi-finals and finished 12th in a time of 57.35 seconds.[5] She reached the final of the 400-metre individual medley but missed out on a medal after finishing fourth.[6][7] She won her first medal, a bronze, in the women's 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay alongside Darcy Deakin, Maddie Crompton and Hannah Featherstone.[8][9] In the mixed 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay Coates, Deakin, Martyn Walton and Duncan Scott won a silver medal behind the Russian quartet.[10][11] She placed fifth in the 200-metre breaststroke,[12] she won further bronze medals in the women's 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay and the women's 4 × 100-metre medley relay.[13][14][15] She won her fifth medal of the Games in the mixed 4 × 100-metre medley relay, as the British team, which also featured Luke Greenbank, Charlie Attwood and Amelia Clynes, took silver behind Russia.[16][17]

At the 2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships held in Singapore, she won two medals. She won a silver medal, finishing second to British team mate Rosie Rudin, in the girl's 400-metre individual medley, the took the bronze medal in the 200-metre individual relay.[18]

Coates finished third in the 200-metre freestyle at the 2016 British National Championships.[3] As a result, she was selected as part of the Great Britain team for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she will compete in the 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay with Jazmin Carlin, Ellie Faulkner and Camilla Hattersley.[3] At 17-years-old Coates is the youngest member of the Great Britain swimming team at the Games.[3][19]

References

  1. ^ a b "Athletes GeorgiaCoates". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 11 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Georgia Coates Swimming". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e Sobot, Lee (3 June 2016). "Baby of the pool Georgia Coates looking to make the Olympic grade". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Georgia Coates Swimmer". British Swimming. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Swimming – Women's 100m Freestyle". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Swimming – Women's 400m Individual Medley". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  7. ^ "European Games 2015: Abbie Wood wins swimming gold". BBC Sport. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Swimming – Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  9. ^ "European Games 2015: Great Britain claim three swimming golds". BBC Sport. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Swimming – Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  11. ^ "European Games: Greenbank wins gold as Adams reaches final". BBC Sport. 24 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  12. ^ "Swimming – Women's 200m Breaststroke". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  13. ^ "Swimming – Women's 4x100m Medley Relay". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  14. ^ "European Games 2015: Nicola Adams wins flyweight boxing gold". BBC Sport. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  15. ^ "Swimming – Women's 4x200m Freestyle Relay". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  16. ^ "Swimming – Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay". Baku 2015 European Games official website. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  17. ^ "European Games 2015: Joe Joyce and Luke Greenbank win gold". BBC Sport. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  18. ^ "Junior swimmers make their mark on the World". British Swimming. 1 September 2015. Archived from the original on 1 July 2016. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
  19. ^ Sobot, Lee (21 April 2016). "Road To Rio 2016: Rising star Georgia Coates rewarded with GB spot after great year". The Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 5 June 2016.
1999

1999 (MCMXCIX)

was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1999th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 999th year of the 2nd millennium, the 99th year of the 20th century, and the 10th and last year of the 1990s decade.

1999 was designated as the International Year of Older Persons.

2014 European Junior Swimming Championships

The 2014 European Junior Swimming Championships were held from 9–13 July 2014 in Dordrecht, Netherlands. The Championships were organized by LEN, the European Swimming League, and were held in a 50-meter pool. Per LEN rules, competitors have age 15 or 16 for girls and 17 or 18 for boys.

2015 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships

The 5th FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, were held on August 25–30, 2015, in Singapore. The championships were for girls born in the years 1998–2001 and boys born in 1997–2000.

2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) – Women's 200 metre freestyle

The Women's 200 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) was held on 6 December 2016.

2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) – Women's 200 metre individual medley

The Women's 200 metre individual medley competition of the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) was held on 10 December 2016.

2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) – Women's 400 metre freestyle

The Women's 400 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) was held on 9 December 2016.

2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

The Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay competition of the 2016 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) was held on 11 December 2016.

Great Britain at the 2015 European Games

Great Britain participated at the 2015 European Games, in Baku, Azerbaijan from 12 to 28 June 2015. As this was the inaugural Games, this was Great Britain's first appearance.

Great Britain at the European Games

Great Britain first participated at the European Games at the inaugural 2015 Games and has earned 47 medals. Great Britain will also compete at the 2019 Games

List of 2015 European Games medal winners

The 2015 European Games were held in Baku, Azerbaijan, from 12 June 2015 to 28 June 2015. 5,898 athletes participated in 253 events in 20 sports.

Prince Henry's Grammar School, Otley

Prince Henry's Grammar School (Specialist Language College), also known as Prince Henry's or PHGS, is a secondary school and sixth form established in 1607 in the market town of Otley, West Yorkshire, England. The school teaches boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 18 and has around 1,400 pupils and 84 teachers. It retains a high position within regional league tables. In 2016 Prince Henry's had the third highest results for GCSEs in Leeds. Also in 2016 PHGS was the best state school in Leeds for A Level results. The school has repeatedly received a 'good' rating from Ofstead with outstanding features, however has in the past received criticism for the state of the old school building. Despite the name, Prince Henry's is now a state-funded academy school.

Swimming at the 2015 European Games

The Swimming events at the 2015 European Games are scheduled to take place at the Baku Aquatics Centre, Baku from 23 to 27 June 2015. 42 events will be contested in long course conditions.

Swimming was not included in the earliest list of sports confirmed for the 2015 Games, as the European swimming authorities at that stage were minded not to take part. However, following negotiations with the organising authorities, a compromise was reached whereby, in 2015, these events will be for junior swimmers only - in effect, under 18 for men, under 16 for women.

In effect, therefore, the swimming portion of the 2015 European Games doubled as the 2015 European Junior Swimming Championships.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Women's 100 metre freestyle

The Women's 100 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 17 and 18 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre breaststroke

The Women's 200 metre breaststroke competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 19 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Women's 200 metre freestyle

The Women's 200 metre freestyle competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 20 and 21 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Women's 400 metre individual medley

The Women's 400 metre individual medley competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 16 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

The Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships was held on 16 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 European Aquatics Championships – Women's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay

The Women's 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay competition of the 2016 European Aquatics Championships wiwas ll be held on 19 May 2016.

Swimming at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

The women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place on 12–13 August at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.The U.S. women's team outlasted the rest of the field to solidify its Olympic title defense in the medley relay final with the help of a freestyle anchor leg from Simone Manuel. Leading from the start, the foursome of Kathleen Baker (59.00), Lilly King (1:05.70), Dana Vollmer (56.00), and Manuel (52.43) put together a perfect ending with a final time of 3:53.13 to give the Americans their tenth gold medal in this event, and their thousandth overall in Summer Olympic history.Australia's Emily Seebohm (58.83), Taylor McKeown (1:07.05), and Emma McKeon (56.95) struggled to hold on their momentum throughout the race, until Cate Campbell jumped into the pool at the final exchange. Then, Campbell produced a freestyle anchor split of 52.17 to deliver the Australian relay team a silver medal in 3:55.00. After winning the 50 m freestyle title an hour earlier, anchor Pernille Blume (53.21) helped her fellow Danish swimmers Mie Nielsen (58.75), Rikke Møller Pedersen (1:06.62), and Jeanette Ottesen (56.43) shatter the European record for the bronze in 3:55.01, a hundredth of a second behind Australia.China's Fu Yuanhui (59.53), Shi Jinglin (1:06.00), Lu Ying (56.49), and Zhu Menghui (53.16) slipped off the podium to fourth in 3:55.18, while the Canadian combination of Kylie Masse (58.77), Rachel Nicol (1:06.81), Penny Oleksiak (56.75), and Chantal van Landeghem (53.16) established a national record of 3:55.49 to take the fifth spot. Russia's Anastasia Fesikova (59.49), Yuliya Yefimova (1:04.98), Svetlana Chimrova (57.54), and Veronika Popova (53.65) finished sixth with a 3:55.66, holding off the British quartet of Georgia Davies (59.43), Chloe Tutton (1:06.43), Siobhan-Marie O’Connor (57.47), and Francesca Halsall (53.63) by 1.3 seconds, a seventh-place time in 3:56.96. Meanwhile, Italy (3:59.50), anchored by freestyle swimmer and four-time Olympian Federica Pellegrini, rounded out the championship field.

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