Abbie Wood Swimmer

  • DOB

    None
  • Coach

    Dave Hemmings
  • Club

    National Centre Loughborough
  • Main event

    Individual Medley
  • Best result

    European Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
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A breakthrough year for Abbie Wood sees her gearing up for a first Olympic Games appearance at Tokyo 2020 and securing  maiden European titles as part of the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay and Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay victories in Budapest. 

Wood returned from the enforced break from long-course competition in 2020 to produce a stunning set of swims at the British Swimming Selection Trials, claiming 200m Individual Medley victory and also dipping under the Olympic consideration time in the 200m Breaststroke as well. 

Fresh from being named on the Team GB swimming squad, the David Hemmings-coached athlete looked to make a mark at the 2021 European Championships in Budapest - and it did not take long, with Wood playing a part as Britain's quartet won a brilliant gold in the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay in a British record time. From there, she went on to claim her first individual European honour with a brilliant swim to take 200m Individual Medley silver, before another relay gold came as part of the Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

Rewinding the clock, 2018 saw Wood compete at her first Commonwealth Games for England, she competed in the Women's 200m and 400m Individual Medley, finishing seventh and sixth respectively.

She made her mark at the 2017 British Swimming Championships, two visits to the podium secured selection for her debut FINA World Championships in Budapest where she had to wait until the final day of competition to race.

Earlier in 2017, Wood claimed bronze in the Women's 400m Individual Medley in front of a Sheffield crowd before returning to the podium later in the championships to collect silver in the Women's 200m Individual Medley.

2016 saw Wood get an initial taste of the senior swimming scene as she represented Great Britain at the European Championships in London. She competed in three events the 800m Freestyle and then the 200m and 400m Individual Medley.

She was selected to represent Team GB at the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015. It proved a successful meet as Wood won gold in the Women's 400m Individual Medley and then a further two bronze medals in the 200m Individual Medley and in the 4x100m Medley Relay.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Breaststroke 2021 2:21.69
200m Individual Medley 2021 2:09.15
400m Individual Medley 2017 4:37.25
200m Freestyle 2021 1:57.48
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 3:33.96 BR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
200m Breaststroke 2015 2:27.91
200m Individual Medley 2020 2:04.77
400m Individual Medley 2020 4:25.65
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Breaststroke 2021 - Tokyo 2:23.72 7th
200m Individual Medley 2021 - Tokyo 2:09.15 4th
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Tokyo 3:33.96 5th
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
400m Individual Medley 2017 - Budapest 4:47.30 20th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2021 - Budapest 2:10.03 Silver
4x100m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 3:34.17 Gold
Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay 2021 - Budapest 7:26.67 Gold
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Glasgow 2:13.65 17th
400m Individual Medley 2018 - Glasgow 4:43.80 10th
800m Freestyle 2016 - London 8:47.04 17th
200m Individual Medley 2016 - London 2:18.06 33rd
400m Individual Medley 2016 - London 4:48.01 16th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Gold Coast 2:13.72 7th
400m Individual Medley 2018 - Gold Coast 4:40.55 6th
European Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2015 - Baku 2:14.49 Bronze
400m Individual Medley 2015 - Baku 4:41.97 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2015 - Baku 4:09.10 Bronze
British Swimming Selection Trials
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Individual Medley 2021 - London 2:09.23 Gold
200m Freestyle 2021 - London 1:57.48 Silver
100m Breaststroke 2021 - London 1:08.24 5th
200m Breaststroke 2021 - London 2:21.69 Silver
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
200m Breaststroke 2018 - Edinburgh 2:33.04 6th
200m Butterfly 2018 - Edinburgh 2:22.28 34th
200m Individual Medley 2018 - Edinburgh 2:13.45 Silver
400m Individual Medley 2018 - Edinburgh 4:42.38 Bronze
200m Breaststroke 2017 - Sheffield 2:26.02 5th
200m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 2:12.62 Silver
400m Individual Medley 2017 - Sheffield 4:37.25 Bronze
400m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 4:14.27 17th
200m Breaststroke 2016 - Glasgow 2:35.27 30th
100m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 1:04.40 45th
200m Butterfly 2016 - Glasgow 2:17.01 27th
200m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 2:18.31 13th
400m Individual Medley 2016 - Glasgow 4:43.07 Bronze