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Anna Hopkin MBE

Swimming

Anna Hopkin had lost all of her shyness by the time she stepped on the podium at Tokyo 2020. 

The 25-year-old had revealed that taking up swimming with friends in Chorley, Lancashire helped build her confidence, it also set her on a path to Olympic glory. 

Her journey began with a first national title in the 50m freestyle in 2017 before earning a bronze on the global stage at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games a year later. 

It was at this time Hopkin swapped Lancashire for Arkansas, competing for the University of Arkansas while studying for a degree in Sports and Exercise Science. 

The pandemic saw Hopkin return to England and join up with legendary coach Mel Marshall in Loughborough, a move that paid off in spectacular fashion as she claimed Olympic gold as part of the 4x100m mixed relay team.

Date of Birth

26 April 1996

Age

26

Place of Birth

Chorley

Commonwealth Appearances
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Three Olympic champions are among the first athletes to be included in Team England’s Swimming team for the home Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this summer.

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