Sharron Davies defies the great BBC Olympic cover-up ... and shows off her amazing legs

Posted on 4:57 PM by Sameer Shah

The BBC has been accused of covering up presenter Sharron Davies’s breasts during the Beijing Olympics - but they could do nothing to hide her amazing legs this morning.

Davies appeared alongside Adrian Chiles and Clare Balding wearing tiny shorts that left very little to the imagination.

It was clear that Chiles was having difficulty concentrating on the sport.

The former Olympic swimmer created a stir during the Athens Olympics wearing a series of revealing outfits while chatting from the pool.

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This year the camera has panned in tightly on the 45-year-old as she hosts coverage from Beijing’s Water Cube aquatic centre.

A BBC spokesman insisted: 'Our camera shots of Sharron are the same we would take of any other presenter.'

Davies learned to swim at age six and was training seriously two years later. She set a record by swimming for the British national team at the age of only eleven.

The youngster was so determined that she continued her training even after breaking both her wrists in a childhood accident.

In 1976, still a few months prior to her fourteenth birthday, Davies was selected to represent the UK at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Although her performance was not enough to get her in the medals, it did make her a household name.

The next year she stepped up a gear to win two bronze medals in the 1977 European Championships. The following year, still just sixteen, she won gold medals at the Commonwealth Games in the 200 and 400 metre individual medleys.

She also picked up a further silver and bronze medal.

By 1980 Davies was ready for a more serious Olympic challenge. She took the silver medal in the 400m individual medley behind East German Petra Schneider.

She returned to the pool in 1989 and picked up two more medals at the 1990 Commonwealth Games.


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By the time she finally hung up her swimsuit for good in 1994, she had been a British champion on twenty occasions and had broken two hundred British swimming records and 5 World Masters records (eligible to those over 30).

The mother of three is married to British Airways pilot Tony Kingston.

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