Jess Ashwood

Jessica Ashwood kicked off her Olympic journey when she won two silver medals (400m and 800m freestyle) and two bronze medals (4x100m and 4x200m freestyle) at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival. In 2011, she finished second in the 1500m freestyle at the Australian Championships before finishing 16th in the event at the World Championships.

Ashwood turned her focus to the Olympic 800m event ahead of the 2012 London Games and finished second behind Kylie Palmer to book her spot in London. Ashwood went on to finish seventh in her heat and missed a place in the Olympic final.

Olympic Results

London 2012 - Summer Olympic Games

800m Freestyle - Women
Heat 5 8:37.21 7
Final Placing 20 / 35

AYOF 2009 - Australian Youth Olympic Festival

100m Freestyle - Women
Heat 58.76 12th
200m Freestyle - Women
Heat 2.05.80 6th
Final 2.04.35 6th
Final Placing 6 / 17
4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Women
Final 3.50.88 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 6
4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women
Final 8.25.22 3rd
Final Placing 3 / 6
400m Freestyle - Women
Heat 4.23.82 7th
Final 4.16.55 2nd
Final Placing 2 / 16
800m Freestyle - Women
Final 8.49.73 2nd
Final Placing 2 / 10