Zac Stubblety-Cook (swimming), debuted in the 200m breaststroke at Gold Coast 2018 – he finished 5th in his heat – Brisbane swimmer Zac Stubblety-Cook has made dramatic improvements, being crowned Olympic champion in Tokyo and breaking the world record at the selection trials for Birmingham. Izaac (Zac) started swimming at the Wellers Hill Water Ratz in the southern Brisbane suburb of Brisbane of Tarragindi. He was soon a top-ranked junior, taking his first national age record in 2012. Selected for the Junior Olympic Cup in Tokyo a year later, all was going well until doctors discovered a golf ball-sized tumour in his left shoulder in 2015. After a six-month rehab, he was uncertain of his swimming future but rose again to finish third in the 200m breaststroke at the world junior championships in 2017. Following the Gold Coast Games, he finished second in his pet event at the Pan Pacific Championships and 4th at the Gwangju 2019 World Championships. After winning gold in Tokyo, Zac said it was only the second time he’d seen his coach Vince Raleigh cry. Stubblety-Cook is studying psychological science and business at Griffith University and has also worked with the Australian Olympic Committee on their Reconciliation Action Plan.
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Gold Coast, 2018
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