University of Edinburgh athlete Lucy Hope booked her place on the plane to Tokyo 2020 thanks to an outstanding set of swims at the European Championships in Budapest in May 2021.
Hope - who is coached by Mat Trodden - sealed a quartet of European relay titles at the Duna Arena, a clean sweep of her involvements across the Women's and Mixed 4x100m and 4x200m Freestyle Relay events to show her value to the Olympic team.
That followed on from a trio of third-placed finishes in the individual 50m, 100m and 200m Freestyle events at the British Swimming Selection Trials.
Hope had become a European champion for the first time back in 2018 at Glasgow's Tollcross International Swimming Centre as part of the victorious Women's 4x200m Freestyle team. The 4x100m Freestyle outfit were a single place off the podium.
Lucy reached the final of the 50m Backstroke for Team Scotland at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and finished eighth overall. She also played her part in the 4x200m Freestyle and 4x100m Medley relays that finished fifth and fourth respectively.
Her performances on the Gold Coast were preceded by three podium finishes at the British Championships in Edinburgh, where she won gold in both the 50m Freestyle and Backstroke events, plus a silver in the 100m Freestyle.
In 2017, she travelled to Taipei to represent Great Britain at the World University Games and narrowly missed out on medals in the 4x100m and 4x200m Freestyle team events. This was off the back of two trips to the British Championship podium in Sheffield, where she collected bronze in both the Backstroke and Freestyle 50m events.
The LEN European Championships 2016 in London was Hope's first call-up to a senior British Swimming team and provided an invaluable learning experience.
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2021||3:33.96||BR|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2021 - Tokyo||3:33.96||5th|
|100m Freestyle||2021 - Budapest||54.33||10th|
|200m Freestyle||2021 - Budapest||1:59.67||10th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2021 - Budapest||3:34.17||Gold|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||2021 - Budapest||7:53.15||Gold|
|Mixed 4x100m Freestyle Relay||2021 - Budapest||3:27.37||Gold|
|Mixed 4x200m Freestyle Relay||2021 - Budapest||7:34.64||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2018 - Glasgow||26.22||38th|
|50m Backstroke||2018 - Glasgow||28.61||20th|
|200m Freestyle||2018 - Glasgow||2:01.54||26th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2018 - Glasgow||3:37.26||4th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||2018 - Glasgow||7:51.65||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2016 - London||26.18||34th|
|100m Freestyle||2016 - London||56.40||48th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2016 - London||3:43.67||9th|
|50m Freestyle||2018 - Gold Coast||25.87||9th|
|100m Freestyle||2018 - Gold Coast||55.43||10th|
|200m Freestyle||2018 - Gold Coast||1:59.58||8th|
|50m Backstroke||2018 - Gold Coast||28.54||8th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||2018 - Gold Coast||8:01.55||4th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2018 - Gold Coast||4:05.17||5th|
|4x100m Freestyle Relay||2014 - Glasgow||3:44.56||5th|
|4x200m Freestyle Relay||2014 - Glasgow||7:59.06||5th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2014 - Glasgow||4:05.59||4th|
|50m Freestyle||2021 - London||25.13||Bronze|
|100m Freestyle||2021 - London||54.19||Bronze|
|200m Freestyle||2021 - London||1:57.65||Bronze|
|100m Freestyle||2019 - Glasgow||55.44||4th|
|200m Freestyle||2019 - Glasgow||2:00.79||6th|
|50m Freestyle||2018 - Edinburgh||25.69||Gold|
|100m Freestyle||2018 - Edinburgh||55.95||Silver|
|200m Freestyle||2018 - Edinburgh||1:59.00||9th|
|50m Backstroke||2018 - Edinburgh||28.18||Gold|
|50m Freestyle||2017 - Sheffield||25.42||Bronze|
|100m Freestyle||2017 - Sheffield||55.20||5th|
|200m Freestyle||2017 - Sheffield||1:59.71||4th|
|50m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||26.19||13th|
|100m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||56.23||10th|
|200m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||2:01.27||10th|
|50m Freestyle||2015 - London||26.64||19th|
|100m Backstroke||2015 - London||1:04.69||28th|
|200m Backstroke||2015 - London||2:16.86||13th|
|100m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||58.29||33rd|
|200m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||2:04.14||29th|
|100m Backstroke||2014 - Glasgow||1:03.62||16th|
|200m Backstroke||2014 - Glasgow||2:17.25||12th|