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Molly Renshaw


Date of Birth

6 May 1996



Place of Birth


Commonwealth Appearances

Molly Renshaw announced her retirement in November 2022 following a dazzling 11-year career in the pool.

She described herself as a mermaid and it is a pretty fitting description of how she glides her way through the water. 

Renshaw has medalled multiple times on the international stage including claiming short course World Championship gold in the 200m breaststroke final in Windsor, Canada in 2016. 

Her first individual European title came in 2020 in Hungary as she stormed to gold in the 200m breaststroke, backing up her credentials as the fastest qualifier. 

And she has had just as much success when wearing the red and white of Team England. 

Aged just 18, Renshaw claimed two Commonwealth Games medals at Glasgow 2014, a silver in the 4 x100m medley and a bronze in the 200m breaststroke final, before upgrading the latter to silver in Gold Coast four years later. 

At Birmingham 2022, Renshaw bowed out of her Commonwealth career and secured bronze in the 4x100m medley alongside team-mates Lauren Cox, Laura Stephens and Anna Hopkin.

Tom Dean aka “The SubmaDean” followed up his double Olympic triumph at Tokyo 2020 by making history in Birmingham, becoming the first Home Nations athlete to win seven medals at a single Commonwealth Games.

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