James Gibson eyes Olympic gold with British swimmers

Former world champion James Gibson tells BBC East Midlands Today that he has returned to Loughborough as a coach with the aim of striking Olympic gold with British swimmers.

The 33-year-old mentored France's Florent Manaudou to Olympic glory at London 2012, just three years after retiring from the sport himself because of a back injury.

He has taken the helm as sprint coach at Loughborough, and inherited a stable that includes former European champion Francesca Halsall.

"It is an opportunity to come home and work with British athletes - that is what I'm passionate about," Gibson said.

"Winning Olympic gold was incredible. It was supposed to be the coaching Holy Grail that I achieved in three years.

"It is a bug, and I'm not going to finish with just one."

BBC Sport