World Short Course champion Molly Renshaw will be bidding to add European glory to her tally when she embarks on the LEN Short Course Championships in Glasgow.
The 23-year-old is an established member of the senior Great Britain squad – having represented her country at all levels of international swimming – and picked up her most prestigious title with 200m Breaststroke gold in Windsor in 2016.
Having agonisingly missed out on a spot at London 2012, the Loughborough-based star gained international recognition for a stellar performance on her Commonwealth debut in Glasgow, where she claimed 200m Breaststroke bronze and 4x100m Medley silver.
An individual silver at the European Long Course Championships a month later further signalled her progress, before she made her maiden appearance at global level at Kazan in 2015.
After qualifying in a British Record time, Renshaw made up for London heartache with a dazzling run to the 2016 Olympic final in the 200m Breaststroke, finishing sixth, and then went on to claim the global Short Course title later that year.
In the same event, Renshaw finished sixth at her second World Championships in Budapest in 2017, before adding a silver medal to her Commonwealth tally on the Gold Coast, and European Long Course bronze in Glasgow 2018.
In 2019, she finished fifth and seventh in the 200m and 100m Breaststroke events at the World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju respectively.
Ahead of the LEN European Short Course Championships in Scotland, Renshaw expressed her excitement at competing in front of a home crowd, and hopes a strong performance can aid her bid for Olympic glory next summer.
She said: “Glasgow will be amazing – we’ve had quite a few internationals in Scotland over the years and it’s always an amazing crowd and it makes such a difference.
“The short course always builds momentum at the start of the year, and it would be amazing to get another chance to compete at an Olympic Games.
“I just love the buzz of swimming – the training is hard and gruelling but it’s definitely worth it come racing when you get to step into these big arenas.”
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Twitter – @MollyRenshaw
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Short Course Personal Bests
50m Breaststroke – 31.00
100m Breaststroke – 1:05.22
200m Breaststroke – 2:17.98
Fun Fact – Renshaw has had a horse called Brooke for more than 15 years.