Ian Edmond

Date Of Birth: 02 June 1978
Place Of Birth: Reading, England

Discipline: Swimming (breaststroke)

Inducted to Hall of Fame: 2014

IAN EDMOND was one of the first members of the City of Edinburgh Performance Team, coming to Edinburgh in 1996 to study Medicine, and was coached by Tim Jones. 2001 was the real breakthrough with Edmond taking a silver medal in the  200m Breaststroke at the European Short Course Championships, following on 2 years later to be crowned European Short Course 200m Breaststroke Champion in a European Record time.  2001 was also a very special year when he beat David Wilkie’s 25 year record as well as a 10 year old British Record. At the World Championships in Barcelona in 2003 Ian chased Kitajima, the Japanese Olympic champion, down the final length to take the Silver Medal in another British/Scottish record time of 2:10.92 .  In the autumn of 2004 he retired from competitive swimming and returned to complete his medical studies.

Achievements

European Short Course Championships, Antwerp
2001200m BreaststrokeSilver
European Short Course Championships, Dublin
2003200m BreaststrokeGold
World Championships, Barcelona
2003200m BreaststrokeSilver