When James met Steve

Bury born swimmer, James Guy is bidding for an unprecedented 7 medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - and got his first in the pool on Thursday.

James was a promising 10 year old when he met his then idol, our director Steve Parry, in 2005 after Steve had won Britain’s first Olympic swimming medal for 8 years in Athens. (pictured left)

Now Steve is heading the BBC 5 Live commentary team as he watches James attempt to become the first Englishman to win 7 medals at one Commonwealth Games.
Steve told us from Australia on Friday morning, “I have followed James’ career with great interest. He has become a phenomenal swimmer with 2 Olympic medals and 2 Commonwealth medals in Glasgow. We always have a chat and I have wished him well for his ambitious attempt at the history books here on the Gold Coast."

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