James Ellington (GBR)
Athlete InformationPlace of Birth:
Lewisham, EnglandDate of Birth:
06 September 1985Place of Residence:
60m 6.69 sec 2011, and 2012
100m 10.23 sec Geneva, Switzerland 12 June 2010
200m 20.52 sec France, 27 June 2011
started athletics at the tender age of 13 where he met his previous coach, John
Powell who would be the same coach that would take him to the Olympics Games 13
years later. James was a rising young talent and a great junior, winning
numerous English School’s, and Junior national titles in the 200m.
was praised by Former Head Coach Charles Van Comennee in 2011 as the "ultimate
is well known for auctioning himself on eBay, to raise much needed funds to
further his athletics career in 2012. James was ranked number 3 in Britain in
2011. His efforts didn't go unnoticed, and although did not receive anything
from eBay a private company approached him with a year’s sponsorship to fund
him for the Olympics Games. James won the 2012 Olympic Trials in the 200m, and
booked his place on the Olympic team. James didn't perform as well as he wanted
to at the Olympic Games, as he failed to reach the Semi- Finals which was well
within his capabilities. James now knows what to expect, and believes he can be
one of the best sprinters in the World.
is currently training in Loughborough with Rana Reider who coaches 2012 Olympic
Triple Jump champion Christian Taylor.
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