Matthew Wilson is a competitive swimmer that represents Australia internationally.
2017 World Championships
In Budapest, Wilson swam the 50 breast individually, placing 24th in the prelims. He also swam on the prelims of the mixed 4×100 medley relay, which placed 2nd in the final heat, earning Wilson a silver medal.
2018 Commonwealth Games
Wilson had a breakout international meet at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, earning bronze in the 200 breast (2:08.64) as well as gold in the 4×100 mixed medley relay.
2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Wilkson followed up his bronze medal at the comm games with another bronze at the Pan Pac championships, clocking another best time of 2:08.22 in a 3rd place finish.
2019 World Championships
Wilson continued his rise to the top, starting his championships in the 100 breast, finishing 10th overall in a new best of 59.26. He came back to split 58.37 in Australia’s 4×100 mixed medley relay in the final heat, helping the Aussie’s to gold by .02 over the American team. In the 200 breast semi-finals, Wilson put his name on the map, clocking a massive personal best of 2:06.67, tying the world record. In the final heat, Wilson shows great poise as he nearly matched his time from semis, touching in 2nd with 2:06.68 behind Russia’s Anton Chupkov, who broke the WR at 2:06.12.
2019 Swammy Awards
In 2019, Wilson emerged into the spotlight when he broke countryman Christian Sprenger‘s super-suit era 200 breast Oceanian/Australian record with a 2:07.16 at the Australian National Championships in April. That swim earned him a spot on the 2019 World Championship team, where during the 200 breast semi-finals, he tied Ippei Watanabe‘s 2016 world record of 2:06.67, once again re-slating himself in Australian history and world history. For this, Wilson earned the Oceanian Male Swimmer of the Year Swammy Award.
2020 Swammy Awards
While competing at the multi-location virtual Australian Championships this November, Wilson hit a monster personal best of 56.89 in the 100m breast. The time marked his first effort under the 57-second threshold; in fact, it represented the first time any Australian man had been under 57 seconds. His performance also became the Oceanic Record in the SCM 100m breast event. For this performance, Wilson was awarded the 2020 Swammy for Oceania Male of the Year.