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Craig Benson

Aquatics

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Craig Benson
Aquatics

Craig burst onto the scene in 2011, winning a silver medal at the European Junior Championships, gold and silver at the World Junior Championships and four medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games. His three gold and one silver in the Isle of Man saw him named Athlete of the Games and gave him the title of Scotland’s most successful Youth Games athlete of all-time, a title he held until July 2017.

Craig was the youngest member of the Team GB swimming squad at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he made the semi-finals of the 100m Breaststroke. He went on to finish 4th in the same event at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games before taking bronze in both 100m and 200m Breaststroke at the 2015 World University Games. He competed in his second Olympic Games at Rio 2016.

  • Date of Birth 30/04/1994
  • Birth Place Livingston
  • Hometown Livingston
  • Lives Stirling
  • Coach Steven Tigg
  • Club University of Stirling
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2011, 2014

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  • I watch...

    Any film with Will Ferrell, Django Unchained or Wo

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    Steak and chips or pizza.

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    50 Cent- Get Up

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Career Highlights

4 th
2017 British Swimming Championships
200m Breaststroke
4 th
2017 British Swimming Championships
100m Breaststroke
13 th
2016 Olympic Games, Rio
200m Breaststroke
9 th
2016 LEN European Championships
200m Breaststroke
2 nd
2015 US Open Championships
100m Breaststroke
1 st
2015 US Open Championships
200m Breaststroke
3 rd
2015 World University Games
200m Breaststroke
3 rd
2015 World University Games
100m Breaststroke
7 th
Glasgow 2014
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men
4 th
Glasgow 2014
100m Breaststroke - Men
14 th
2012 Olympic Games, London
100m Breaststroke
2 nd
2012 British Olympic Trials
100m Breaststroke
4 th
Isle of Man 2011
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men
2 nd
Isle of Man 2011
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men
1 st
Isle of Man 2011
100m Breaststroke - Men
1 st
Isle of Man 2011
50m Breaststroke - Men
4 th
Isle of Man 2011
200m Individual Medley - Men
1 st
Isle of Man 2011
200m Breaststroke - Men
5 th
Isle of Man 2011
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men
1 st
2011 World Junior Championships
100m Breaststroke
2 nd
2011 World Junior Championships
50m Breaststroke