WARBURTON Gareth < Back  
Sport Athletics
CGA Wales   
Gender Men
Born 23 Apr 1983 in Beverley, ENG
Height1.86 m
Weight 72 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Cardiff, WAL
Occupation Librarian
Languages Welsh, English
Higher education University of Wales Institute Cardiff [UWIC]: Cardiff, WAL
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Cardiff AAC: Cardiff, WAL
Name of coach Darrell Maynard
Coach from which country? Wales
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a silver in the relay at the 2005 European Indoor Championships. (Team Wales Delhi 2010 Guide, 2010)
Hero / Idol "I don't really have any heroes in athletics but I look up to someone like Seb Coe who held a world record for 17 years." (walesonline.co.uk, 14 Jun 2012)
Ambitions To compete at the Olympic Games. (cardiffaac.org, 01 May 2010)
Other information APPEALING ATHLETE
He was initially left off the Great Britain squad for the 2012 Olympic Games in London, but was invited after lodging a successful appeal. He was left off at first because he did not meet the UK Athletics standard of hitting two 'A' qualifying standards in 2011 and 2012, missing a second one by just .20 seconds at the 2012 European Championships. But the appeals panel decided that his times were good enough to warrant selection. (dailypost.co.uk, 06 Jul 2012)

He works as a librarian at the University of Wales. (cardiffaac.org, 01 May 2010)