Olympic History: Olympic debutant
Highlights: World Champion 4x100 mixed medley relay
Year Born: 1998
State Born: NSW
After falling short of qualification for Rio 2016, Matthew Wilson has emerged a stronger figure ahead of Tokyo.
A failed Olympic bid did little to deter Wilson’s efforts in the pool, with the Sydney native quickly returning to competition at the 2017 World Championships. In his debut World Championships campaign, Wilson finished eighth in the men’s 200m backstroke.
Wilson made his first podium the following year at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The then 19-year-old won gold in the men’s 4x100m medley relay and bronze in the men’s 200m backstroke on home soil.
In 2019, Wilson appeared at his second successive World Championships, finding gold in the mixed 4x100m medley relay and silver in the men’s 200m backstroke, as well as top-ten finishes in men’s 4x100m medley relay and the men’s 100m backstroke.
Currently training under Adam Kable at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Wilson has continued preparations for his Olympic debut in Tokyo 2021.