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Meet William Sharman

110m Hurdles.

5th, Daegu World Championships 2011.
Silver, Commonwealth Games 2010.
Gold, National Championships 2010.
4th, Berlin World Championships 2009.


Back story
William Sharman made his TeamGB debut in 2006 at the European Championships after a number of strong races and a personal best of 13:49 at the AAA under-23 competition. In 2007, he moved to Loughborough where he began studying for a Master’s degree in Finance and Banking and began training under the well-respected Polish coach, George Macieuvitch.

2007 and 2008 saw him competing to take the number one spot in the UK, and make the senior team for the major Championships.

William made his most decisive break through on the international athletics stage when he placed a close 4th at the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin with a personal best of 13:30.  His success during 2009 can be seen with him going from being 103rd in the World rankings to 31st prior to the World Championships to missing gold by just 0.16 of a second.

In 2010 William won a Silver medal in Delhi at the Commonwealth Games. In 2011 he came 3rd in 2011 he came 5th in the Daegu World Championship. William has recently joined up with new coach, Malcolm Arnold, who led Colin Jackson to great success.

Outside of athletic William has a diverse range of talents, he plays the cornet, is a classically trained pianist, has a university degree in Economics and a Masters in Banking and Finance. William comes from a family of sportsmen, his father played rugby union for Northampton Saints and his brother competed in the World Bobsleigh Championships for Britain. He has recently married  Lyna, his long term partner and mother of his first son Joshua.