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Sharon Davies

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Sharon was born on 1st Nov 1962 at the Alexander Maternity Home in Plymouth.
Her family lived in the MileHouse district of Plymouth, in 1966 then celebrated twin brothers for Sharron.
When she was 7 they all moved to Plmstock where she attended Goswell primary School the later Plymstock Comprehensive. Sharron started swimming at 7 years old, and proper training at 8, her first visit to a large swimming pool was in the Naval barracks at HMS Drake and she was taught at Central Park Pool by having a rope around her middle and pulled along.

She won a box of Maltezers for a width of the pool Her first clubs were the Devonport Royal Swimming Association and Port of Plymouth. Also she found time to go to ballet lessons as well, however of course swimming began to take over her life, training up to 24 hours a week before and after school as well as swimming she had do weight training, running and gym circuits.

At 13 years & 9 months she was the youngest competitor in the 1976 Montreal Olympics team.

In 1977 she was invited to open the new swimming pool at Kelly College in Devon and in 1978 she started there as a pupil.

In the 1978 Commonwealth games she won two gold medals, a silver and a bronze. In 1979 she passed her O Levels, she then took a year off in 1980 to prepare for the Moscow Olympics, during this time she passed her driving test. At 18 she won a silver medal in the 400m in Moscow.

On the strength of her Olympic success Sharron has been a regular participant on ITV Gladiators, now a regular commentator with BBC Sport and a motivational speaker with PowerPoint presentation.

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