BECKERLEG Steven < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Men
Born 17 Nov 1989 in Plymouth, ENG
Height1.83 m
Weight 82 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Plymouth, ENG
Occupation Student
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started swimming at Plymouth Leander aged eight.
Club / Team Plymouth Leander: England
Name of coach Jon Rudd
General Interest
Hobbies Supporting Plymouth Argyle. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Qualifying for the 2010 Commonwealth Games team in Delhi. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Hero / Idol Alexander Popov. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Injuries He has suffered a raft of injuries that hampered his performances. In 2006, it was discovered that he had a stomach hernia at a training camp in New Zealand - which eventually got removed in Queensland, Australia. He was also unaware about breaking his wrist at a British swimming camp in 2005. One of this wrist bones was in half and in an deteriorative state. Due to the bone's deterioration, surgeons grafted the bone from a rib to repair his wrist. (thisisplymouth.co.uk, 26 Aug 2010)
Ambitions To win a medal at the London Olympics in 2012. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Other information FAMILY INFORMATION
His mother Sheila works for a stationary company, and his father Keith works on trains. He has three brothers [two of whom are twins, James and Robert; and Shaun] and a sister. (swimming.org, 01 Dec 2009)