Tancock set for glory

Backstroke world champion ready for what's ahead

Last Updated: 02/11/11 5:37pm

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Liam Tancock told Sky Sports News that being part of Sky Sports Scholarships will make a massive impact on his career.

The 26-year old backstroke swimmer has claimed five world medals since winning bronze on his senior international debut in Montreal in 2005.

And as one of the most consistent top-class performers on the British team, Tancock is relishing the prospect of new funding which ensures he has the best travel options, and access to the latest technology to review his performance while on the road.

Tancock said: "For me it's going to make a massive difference. Ultimately we travel quite a bit around the world and we're in different accommodation a lot. I'm off to Florida in a couple of weeks.

"Travelling's got to be the main thing but also the sport science support which I'm going to receive now is going to be great."
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"So that sort of thing is going to help pay the way for me to train in a better environment where I can train faster and hopefully become faster in the pool at those major competitions.

"Travelling's got to be the main thing but also the sport science support which I'm going to receive now is going to be great."

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Tancock defended his world championship title in the 50m backstroke in Shanghai in August this year and hopes the Sky Sports Scholarships will help him continue to succeed.

Tancock added: "To pick up my first senior medal in my first senior competition was pretty special but from then I've come on leaps and bounds in my career.

"I'm double world champion and I've picked up a few bronzes along the way too so it's been a great journey and long may it continue."

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