Monday, November 25, 2013

Sophie Edington: An Elegant Swimminger from Loxton, South Australia

Sophie Edington
Sophie Edington - Craig Franklin.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sophie Jane Edington
Nickname(s) Soph
Nationality  Australia
Born December 12, 1984 (age 28)
Loxton, South Australia
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 63 kg (140 lb; 9.9 st)
Sport Swimming

Stroke(s) backstroke, freestyle
Club Vicentre Swim Club
Sophia "Sophie" Jane Edington[3] (born 12 December 1984 in Loxton, South Australia) is an Australian backstroke and freestyle swimmer.


Edington trained at the Kingscliff ASC club under Greg Salter. After Salter took up an overseas coaching role Edington moved to Queensland to train under the QAS program from the end of 2008. She then moved to Melbourne at the end of 2010 where she now trains at MSAC. At the 2005 World Aquatics Championships in Montréal she won two gold medals, with the backstroke leg in 4x100 m medley relay and as a heat swimmer in the 4x100 m freestyle. She won three gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne: 50 m and 100 m backstroke, and the 4 × 100 m medley relay in world record time of 3:56.30 s with teammates Leisel Jones, Libby Lenton and Jessicah Schipper. Edington is a former world record holder for the 50m backstroke, set at the 2008 Australian Olympic Trials. She was part of the relay team in 2004 that broke the World Record at the world short course championships. Four years after winning 3 Gold medals at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games, Edington was successful in defending the 50m Backstroke title to claim her 4th Commonwealth Gold medal at Delhi in 2010.

See also


  1. Jump up ^ "Montreal 2005 Results". Archived from the original on 2007-01-28. Retrieved 2007-06-09.
  2. Jump up ^ "Swimming Schedule and Results". Retrieved 2007-08-22.
  3. Jump up ^ "Results – Tuesday 5 October". BBC Sport. 2010-10-05. Retrieved 2010-10-05.

External links