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London 2012 Olympian

Lucy Hall
Name Lucy Hall
Sex Female
DOB 20 Feb 1992 (age 22)
Website http://www.lucy-hall.co.uk/
Hometown Lutterworth, Leicestershire / Leeds
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Lucy confirmed herself as the fastest swimmer in triathlon after her perfromance at the London 2012 Olympics, where she exited the Serpentine first after the swim. Lucy was selected for the Games to help support team mate Helen Jenkins into a position for medal contention. Lucy finished in 33rd place.

She made her senior debut in the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series in 2011 - and exited the water first on three occasions (Hamburg, Lausanne and Yokohama).

She is well known in France, where she races in the French Grand Prix and is named "la Sirène" or "mermaid".

Lucy competed in her first triathlon at the age of eight. She joined swimming and running clubs so that she could improve her triathlon performances and won a number of titles as well as represented Leicestershire at national level in swimming.

She won the National Junior Aquathon when she was 13 and was selected to represent Great Britain in the European Youth Triathlon Championships in Italy, Finland and Spain where she took gold in 2006 and bronze in 2007 as part of relay teams.

She went on to secure bronze in 2009 as part of the Youth Olympics team in Sydney and gold in 2011 as part of the junior mixed relay.

Lucy was selected as part of TeamGB for the London 2012 Olympic Games in June 2012 - her first Games. She competed alongside Vicky Holland and Helen Jenkins in Hyde Park on Saturday 4 August.

Lucy is a member of the UK Sport Lottery funded British Triathlon World Class Podium Potential Squad based in Leeds.



Major results:
 
Coach: Jack Maitland / Malcolm Brown
 
Height: 5ft 8in
 
Strength in triathlon: A lot of people would say my swim is my strength. But I think my strength is the combination of swim and bike. 
 
How did you get in to triathlon: My dad introduced me to the sport when I was 8 years old. I competed in a fun kids triathlon that was the day before my dad competed in an olympic triathlon. Loved it ever since!
 
Ultimate goal in triathlon: I think the pinnacle of my sporting career would be to represent and win an Olympic gold medal for my country. But to win at a world championahips would amazing.
 
You can follow Lucy on Twitter @Lucy_Tri

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