At his third Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Mack Horton (swimming) added a third straight gold in the men’s 4x200m freestyle as well as bronze as part of an Australian clean sweep of the 400m freestyle.
The Rio 2016 400m freestyle Olympic champion showed his potential by winning five gold and a silver at 2013 world junior championships in Dubai, before setting two junior world records at the 2014 Australian championships to qualify for his first Commonwealth Games. Silver in the 1500m freestyle in Glasgow, and yet another junior world record, marked his arrival on the world stage. Two gold, a silver and a bronze followed on the Gold Coast four years later. He has also collected six medals in four world championships appearances, including gold in the 4x200m freestyle in Gwangju in 2019.
Mack’s success has often been overshadowed by his uncompromising stance on drugs, with his decision not to share the podium with China’s Sun Yang at the 2019 World Championships a flashpoint for the sport.
Horton, an avid photographer, parted with long-time coach Craig Jackson in Melbourne after failing to qualify for any individual events at his second Olympics in Tokyo 2021 and joined Michael Bohl at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
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