NURTHEN Mhairi Louise
Great Britain
Mhairi LouiseNurthen
Date of Birth02/02/1998
Height160 cm/5'3"
Preliminary Round Group AGreeceGRE 20 - 2 GBRGreat Britain
Preliminary Round Group AGreat Britain GBR 8 - 10 GERGermany
Preliminary Round Group ANetherlandsNED 19 - 6 GBRGreat Britain
Preliminary Round Group AGreat BritainGBR 13 - 9 ISRIsrael
Preliminary Round Group AHungaryHUN 16 - 4 GBRGreat Britain
Quarterfinal 7-12Great Britain GBR 3 - 11 SRBSerbia
Classification 11-12Great BritainGBR 10 - 5 ISRIsrael


School, universityWallington High School for Girls, Wallington, Surrey
Started competing-
Language(s) spokenEnglish
Club nameOtter Swim Club, London
CoachNick Buller

Reading, baking, sport

Most memorable performance

Being the first team from the south of England to win the national age group championships in 2012 and again in 2014.

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Having competed in swimming I wanted something more challenging and with a greater team aspect. I enjoyed the competitive nature of the sport and the team camaraderie. My superstition is to that I prefer to wear hat number 8. Most influential person is Peggy ETIEBET - senior GB player. As a fellow club member she has helped coach and mentor me since I joined Otter SC. She is a brilliant role model as she demonstrates that hard work, commitment and perseverance equals success. I am most proud of obtaining my first international cap playing a tournament in Germany. My hero is Paralympian David WEIR (GBR), who is from my home town of Wallington. He is an inspiration due to his dominance within his sporting discipline and his commitment. If I wasn't an athlete, I’d have a career in engineering. This will be the first European Olympic Games and as we no longer have UK funding for the Olympics, this will be the most prestigious event to take part in. It will also mean competing against the best teams in European water polo.

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