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The lowdown on David Davies
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David Davies won bronze in the 1500m freestyle
David clinched a bronze medal at the Olympics

Imagine what it would be like coming up against your all-time sporting hero in an Olympic final!

Well, it's a fantasy scenario that became a reality for one British teenager.

Olympic bronze medal winner David Davies is one of Britain's most talented young swimmers.

In 2002 the young Welshman was voted the best male newcomer in Europe.And he's been going from strength to strength ever since

Read on to find out more about how David's gruelling Olympic preparations ended with a brilliant bronze medal in the 1500m freestyle.


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Meet David Davies
Making a splash
Racing my hero
Olympic countdown

Factfile: David Davies
Born: 3 March 1985
Club: City of Cardiff
Education: St Cyres, Penarth
Height: 6ft 1ins
Weight: 10.5 stone


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