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Liam Tancock's Biography

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Liam Tancock was born in Exeter on 7 May 1985.

In 2001 Liam Tancock gained two golds at the European Youth Olympic Days in Murcia, Spain.

In 2005 Tancock won two bronze medals at the European Championships.

In 2006, Liam Tancock won a gold in the 100m backstroke at the Commonwealth Games. He also picked up silvers in the 50m backstroke and the 4x100m relay medley.

In 2007 Tancock took two bronze medals at the World Championships in Melbourne in the 50m and 100m backstroke. In the 50m Backstroke he broke the British record.

At the time of the 2008 Olympics, Liam Tancock was studying Sport Science at Loughborough University.

From the ages of 10 to 14 Tancock played rugby for Exeter as a winger.

On 2 August 2009, Liam Tancock won gold at the World Championships, beating his own world record in the final of the 50m backstroke.

In October 2010, Liam Tancock won golds in the 50m and 100m backstroke in the Commonwealth Games.

In 2013, Liam Tancock was left out of the British squad for the World Aquatics Championship in spite of being the title-holder.

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