Luke Greenbank

Luke Greenbank (born 17 September 1997) is a British swimmer. He is a gold-medal winner at the World Championship.

Luke Greenbank
Personal information
National teamGreat Britain
Born (1997-09-17) 17 September 1997
Crewe, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom
Height1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesBackstroke, medley
ClubCockermouth Swimming Club, Cockermouth, Cumbria
CoachSean Balmer, Eleanor Walsh

He won two gold medals in (200 m, 100 m backstroke) and breaking a new Junior World record in 200 m backstroke at the 2015 European Games.

Career

In 2014, at the 2014 European Junior Championships, Greenbank won gold medal in 200 m backstroke. He then competed at the 2014 Youth Olympics in Nanjing taking bronze in 200 m backstroke and gold in 4 × 100 m freestyle (with Duncan Scott, Miles Munro, Martyn Walton).

In June 2015, Greenbank competed at the inaugural 2015 European Games in Baku, He won 2 gold medals in (200 m, 100 m backstroke) and breaking a new Junior World record in 200 m backstroke at the 2015 European Games clocking in 1:56.89.[1] He also took silver medals in 4 × 100 m medley (with Duncan Scott, Charlie Attwood, Charlie Attwood) and in 4 × 100 m mixed medley.

In August 25–30, Greenbank won bronze in men's 100 backstroke at the 2015 World Junior Championships held in Singapore.

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games held at the Gold Coast, Australia, Greenbank won a silver in the 4x100m medley with Adam Peaty, James Guy and Ben Proud.[2]

Greenback won his first World Championships medal at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships held in Gwangju, South Korea. He finished third in the men's 200m backstroke, setting a personal best time.[3] He was part of the team in the men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay together with Adam Peaty, James Guy and Duncan Scott. He started the race in the backstroke leg, and the team finished in a European record time of three minutes, 28.10 seconds to beat the United States, and won their first gold medal in the event in the World Championships.[4]

References

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