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Matthew Levy

Matthew Levy (swimming) is one of Australia’s most decorated para swimmers. Levy will contest his second Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where he will defend his men’s 50m freestyle S7 title as the oldest member of the Australian swim team. Matt made his Australian debut in 2003 after breaking the 200m freestyle world short course record and found his way onto the Athens 2004 Paralympic team although he missed the medals. He is now a five-time Paralympian, with three gold and seven minor medals to his credit. He also has 13 medals, including three gold, from five world championships.  In 2020, Matt was appointed a member of the Athletes Advisory Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation. He also published Keeping Your Head Above Water: Inspirational Insights from a Champion of Life which featured childhood photos, and motivational tips Matt was born at 25 weeks with cerebral palsy and a vision impairment, and has undergone over 50 operations on his brain, heart, lungs, ears and more. He has a Bachelor of Business from the Swinburne University of Technology and an MBA from the University of Canberra.

Sport / Discipline

Swimming

Birth Place

Sydney

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

11/01/1987

Age

35

Gold Coast, 2018

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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Additional Information

Languages Spoken:

No

Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?

No

Education Details:

Bachelor of business

Club details:

North Sydney

Why did you begin your sport?

For health reasons

What is your most memorable sporting achievement?

Winning gold in 2012 London Paralympics

Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?

Parents

Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?

Travel and beach

What is your sporting ambition?

Having fun

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