Four years after claiming bronze in the 200m breaststroke and gold in the 4x100m medley at his first Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Matthew Wilson (swimming) just missed the podium in the 200m breaststroke at his second Games in Birmingham.
The Adam Kable-trained Blue Mountains swimmer came agonisingly close to Olympic selection for Rio in 2016 in the 200m breaststroke before breaking through for first national senior team at the 2017 world championships, where he was 8th in his pet event. He had a brilliant 2019 world championships, equalling the 200m breaststroke world record in the semi-finals before claiming silver in the final and winning gold in the mixed 4x100m medley.
Although he missed the qualifying time for the 100m and 200m breaststroke at the selection trials for Tokyo, he was granted a reprieve by selectors due to a family bereavement. However, he struggled to match his best in Tokyo and missed the final of both events.
The Cronulla rugby league tragic follows the fortunes of his beloved Sharks throughout the NRL season.
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