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Sharron Davies Biography, Age, Family, Husband,Children And Career

Sharron Davies Biography

Sharron Davies, born on 1st November 1962, is an English former competitive swimmer who represented Great Britain in the Olympics and European championships and competed for England in the Commonwealth Games.

She won a silver medal in the 400-meter individual medley at the 1980 Olympics in Moscow, and two gold medals at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton. She has Also worked as a television presenter and served as a patron of charities for disabled children and fitness.

Sharron Davies Age

Sharron Elizabeth Davies was born on 1st November 1962, (56 years) as of 2018.

Sharron Davies Family

She was born and raised in Plymouth, Devon. She has twin brothers, whose names are not mentioned. Her father’s name is Terry Davies.
There is no clear information about her mother.

Sharron Davies Husband

Sharron has been married three times. She first married physical training instructor John Crisp in West Sussex in 1987. They were divorced in 1991.
In 1992, she met athlete Derek Redmond at the Barcelona Olympics. In 1994 they were married in Northampton and had two children. They were later divorced in 2000.
Davies’s third marriage was to British Airways pilot Tony Kingston. They were married in 2002 in Gloucestershire, She split up with Kingston after seven years of marriage.

Sharron Davies Children

Sharron has three kids; Elliot and Grace ( both from her second marriage to athlete Derek Raymond ) and Finlay from husband Tony Kingston.

Sharron Davies Net Worth

There is no clear information about her net worth.

Sharron Davies Education

She attended Plymstock Comprehensive School then the independent school Kelly College, which is now known as Mount Kelly, in Tavistock.

Sharron Davies Career

Swimming Career.

She learned to swim at the age of six and was training seriously two years later, helped by Ray’s Port of Plymouth squad who corrected all her bad habits and developed her into a four-stroke swimmer. She set a record by swimming for the British national team at the age of only eleven.

In 1976, Davies was selected to represent Great Britain at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. In 1998, she won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in the 200 and 400-meter individual medleys. (She was only thirteen at the time)

In 1980 Davies took the silver medal in the 400 m individual medley behind East German Petra Schneider.

In 1989, she returned to the pool, (after calling some time off to focus on building her television profile and a career in modeling) where she picked up two more medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games. By the time she finally retired for good in 1994, she had been a British champion on twenty occasions and had broken two hundred British swimming records and 5 World Masters records.

In the 1993 New Year Honours, Davies was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).

Media Career

Besides swimming, Davies featured in the BBC’s 1981 series “Sporting Superstars”. She also appeared in a ski tuition video with world champion Franz Klammer, alongside fellow swimmer Duncan Goodhew. Later she joined the team of former British sports stars in presenting and commentating on sports coverage for the BBC. This covered only swimming but was extended to other sports for the Atlanta and Sydney Olympics.

In 1994, she headed a “British Girls of Sport” calendar. She caused a stir in the swimming community by adopting a variety of sexy outfits for the athletes, to raise money for the Sports Aid Foundation.

Still, in 1994, a documentary about Davies and Redmond for the Xpress TV series was made. It was produced and directed by Pogus Caesar for Windrush Productions and broadcast on Carlton TV.

In 1995 she joined ITV’s Gladiators being given the nickname Amazon. She withdrew from the game show in 1996 due to a knee injury and later complained of the health and safety aspects of the show.

In July 2008, Davies returned to British TV screens as a joint host presenter along with Jim Rosenthal on Five’s latest revival of the long-running celebrity sports competition Superstars. She also provided commentary for the BBC at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and was a presenter at London’s Olympics Handover Party in the Mall.

In January 2010 she took part in the ITV series Dancing on Ice, partnered by regular participant Pavel Albrecht. She was eliminated on 21 February 2010 (Week 7 of the series).
In 2016, She also joined the BBC’s swimming presenting team at the 2016 Summer Olympics alongside Helen Skelton, Rebecca Adlington, and Mark Foster.

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