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Sharron Davies's Biography

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Who is Sharron Davies?

Sharron Davies was born on 1 November 1962 in Plymouth.

Her father Terry, who was formerly a sailor, coached her in swimming and she swam competitively even as a youngster, becoming the youngest member of the 1976 Great Britain Olympic team.

When she was just 14, Sharron Davies won two European bronze medals.

Her other swimming achievements included winning two golds in the 1978 Commonwealth games, and gaining silver in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, only losing out to Petra Schneider of East Germany, who later admitted to being a drugs cheat.

In 1993 Sharron Davies was awarded the MBE and the following year she retired from competitive swimming.

Davies's relationships include once being engaged to Neil Adams, who was the first British male to win a World judo title, being married to John Crisp, a health club manager, and then married to sprinter Derek Redmond.

In September 2009, The Telegraph reported that Sharron Davies and her third husband Tony Kingston, a British Airways captain, had split up.

Since retiring from swimming, Sharron Davies has made numerous media appearances, not only commentating on swimming but also, for example, appearing on Gladiators as Amazon.

Sharron Davies was selected to be one of the celebrities on Dancing on Ice in 2010. She partners Pavel Aubrecht.

In the first week of Dancing on Ice Sharron Davies survived a skate-off against Sinitta.

In the third week Sharron and Pavel survived another skate-off - that time Jeremy Sheffield and Susie Lipanova lost out.

Sharron and Pavel were eventually voted off Dancing on Ice in the seventh week, halfway through the series.

In 2017, she took part in Bear Grylls' Celebrity Island.


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