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VIDEO: In depth interview with star swimmer Elliott Clogg

Posted onPosted on 7th Jul
As the countdown gets under way to the start of the Olympic Games in Japan later this month, Clipstone swimming star Elliot Clogg has spoken of his motivation to represent Team GB at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
In a wide-ranging video interview with Tom West, Elliot says the disappointment at not qualifying for Tokyo will spur him on but the 2024 Games “was and still is” his main target.
Elliot, now based in Loughborough, would also love to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham next year. He won two silver medals at the Commonwealth Games in Australia in 2018 as an 18-year-old, where he swam in front of 10,000 spectators on the Gold Coast – and bumped into Usain Bolt.
The swimmer talks to young sports journalist Tom – who has a YouTube channel The Footie Podcast, which includes interviews with professional footballers – about how he first started swimming, discovered his competitive side at Sherwood Colliery Swimming Club in Mansfield, went to Meden School in Warsop, and how his parents sacrificed a lot to support him as he progressed.
Inspired by the 2012 London Olympics, Elliot became a national champion aged 14, got his first GB call-up a year later for the European Youth Olympics and then competed in the World Junior Championships ahead of becoming a senior swimmer in 2018.
To watch the interview and others by Tom West go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyAZpfEMfJHhcRDt-gzcvjw