Ellen Gandy the Brit that lives farthest away from the London 2012 Olympic Park


The Independent has this fun article today called “The long, short and tall of Britain’s Olympic hopefuls“, lining up interesting ‘records’ of British athletes training for the London 2012 Olympics, like 18-year-old featherweight weightlifting champion Hannah Powell being the shortest and lightest with her 4 ft 9 in (144 cm) height and 7 stone (44.4 kg) weight … so small that she had to convince a male date that she was member of the British weightlifting team by lifting him on her shoulders.

Shanghai 2011 bronze medallist Ellen Gandy is mentioned:

Furthest resident from Olympic Park
Ellen Gandy lives 10,059 miles from the Olympic Aquatics Centre where she is expected to be a British medal contender. The 20-year-old, who won a 200m butterfly bronze medal at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai, lives and trains in Melbourne in Australia. Born  in Bromley, Gandy competed for Beckenham but her family relocated Down Under four years ago. Her father Simon is executive general manager of Melbourne Airport.


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