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Siobhan-Marie O’Connor: I’m not going to world championships to be a tourist

Teenage swimmer who made a splash at the Commonwealth Games hopes it was just the start of something big as she looks to Kazan and the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro

Siobhan-Marie O’Connor might have evaded the public’s sonar detectors in 2014 but in swimming circles she created a significant ripple.

It started at the Commonwealth Games, where the 19-year-old from Bath won six medals in six events – an achievement bettered only by the South Africa swimmer Chad Le Clos, who secured seven. It sustained through to the world short course championships in Doha this month, where O’Connor won three silver medals from four events and set another British record.

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