Getting to know: Hannah Russell

12 Jul 2018

Hannah Russell is part of the squad taking part in the Dublin 2018: World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships in one month's time. Here we get to know the double Paralympic Champion a bit better.

Hometown: Ottershaw

Biggest achievement: Winning Gold in World Record time at Rio in the 100m Backstroke and achieving my MBE

Do you have any superstitions before competing? I always have Spag Bol before a race and always have my goggles underneath my hat.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a swimmer? Travelling the world

Where do you keep your medals? In socks in drawers

 How do you spend your downtime? Sleeping and recovering

Hannah Russell

Sweet or savoury? Sweet

Dream holiday location?  Maldives

What is your dream car? VW Beetle

Who is your biggest fan? My family

What do people say when they find out what you do for a job? They are usually in awe of what I do

Do you support any other sports/ teams? Scotland Rugby and London Scottish RFC