Chris Walker-Hebborn Swimmer

  • DOB

    1 Jul 1990
  • Coach

    Dave McNulty / Graeme Antwhistle
  • Club

    National Centre Bath
  • Main event

    Backstroke
  • Best result

    World Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 14
    • 7
    • 6
Chris Walker-Hebborn Torso 4/7/16 Clean

Chris Walker-Hebborn enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2014 after winning medals at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships and backed that up with gold and World record in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2015 World Championships. 

Walker-Hebborn (England) had a strong conclusion to the 2014-15 season with a strong set of performances at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, securing two individual finals and a relay gold in the mixed 4x100 medley relay. Strong domestic performances handed him both British titles in 50 and 100m Backstroke.

2014 saw Walker-Hebborn take two Commonwealth golds at Glasgow 2014, individual 100m Backstroke followed up by the title in the 4x100 medley relay. Later that year he followed up with four medals at the European Championships in Berlin; three golds and a bronze.

The 2013 season he won his first British Champs gold over 200m Backstroke, qualifying for his debut World Championships in Rome where he reached the final and finished ninth.

After winning silver and bronze in the 100 and 200 Backstroke respectively at the 2012 domestic Championships and qualifying for his first Olympics, he debuted over both backstroke distances at London 2012.

Walker-Hebborn narrowly missed out on a maiden senior major medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, finishing fourth in the 200m Backstroke, before qualifying for his second World Championships in 2011.

He made his potential was clear back in 2008 when he starred at the European Junior Championships in Belgrade, returning with four golds including a 100m and 200m Backstroke double.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Backstroke 2014 24.92
100m Backstroke 2015 52.88
200m Backstroke 2009 1:56.05
4x100m Mixed Medley Relay 2015 - Kazan 3:41.71 WR
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
50m Backstroke 2015 23.09 BR
100m Backstroke 2015 50.35
200m Backstroke 2009 1:50.73 BR
Olympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2016 - Rio 53.75 11th
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - Rio 3:29.24 Silver
100m Backstroke 2012 - London 54.78 20th
200m Backstroke 2012 - London 1:59.00 22nd
World Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2015 - Kazan 53.02 5th
4x100m Medley Relay 2015 - Kazan 3:30.67 4th
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2015 - Kazan 3:41.71 Gold
100m Backstroke 2013 - Barcelona 53.96 12th
200m Backstroke 2013 - Barcelona 1:58.16 13th
4x100m Medley Relay 2013 - Barcelona 3:35.23 9th
100m Backstroke 2011 - Shanghai 54.91 26th
200m Backstroke 2011 - Shanghai 1:58.59 17th
200m Backstroke 2009 - Rome 1:56.05 9th
Commonwealth Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 25.14 4th
100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 53.12 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 - Glasgow 3:31.51 Gold
100m Backstroke 2010 - Delhi 55.04 6th
200m Backstroke 2010 - Delhi 1:59.00 4th
4x200m Freestyle Relay 2010 - Delhi 7:16.57 5th
European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
50m Backstroke 2016 - London 25.36 12th
100m Backstroke 2016 - London 54.77 12th
4x100m Medley Relay 2016 - London 3:32.15 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2016 - London 3:44.56 Gold
50m Backstroke 2014 -Berlin 25.00 Bronze
100m Backstroke 2014 -Berlin 53.32 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay 2014 -Berlin 3:31.73 Gold
4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed) 2014 -Berlin 3:44.02 WR Gold
British Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
100m Backstroke 2016 - Glasgow 53.73 Gold
50m Backstroke 2015 - London 24.92 Gold
100m Backstroke 2015 - London 52.88 Gold
50m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 25.09 Gold
100m Backstroke 2014 - Glasgow 53.82 Gold
100m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 53.38 Gold
200m Backstroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:57.20 Silver
100m Backstroke 2012 - London 54.46 Silver
200m Backstroke 2012 - London 1:59.80 Bronze