Mack Horton

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Personal Details



Home town:



Skating, Photography

Hero / Most Admired Athlete:

Grant Hackett

Date of birth:

25 April 1996

Sporting Details

Event(s) / Discipline:


Home Club:

Melbourne Vicentre


Craig Jackson

Olympic / Paralympic History:

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 

Rio 2016 Olympics Games - 100m Freestyle | 1st 


Commonwealth Games History:

2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - 400m Freestyle | 1st, 4x200m Freestyle Relay | 1st, 200m Freestyle | 2nd, 1500m Freestyle | 3rd

World Championships History:

2019 World Championships - 4x200m Freestyle | 1st, 400m Freestyle | 2nd 

Sporting Highlights:

In his Olympic debut in Rio, Mack Horton was crowned the gold medallist in the 400m freestyle.

Horton maintained his smooth, sleek stroke to register a deserved win in a time of 3:41.55, with China's Sun Yang second in 3:41.68 and Italian Gabriele Detti in third.

In the 1500m freestyle, Horton placed second in his heat before going on to finish fifth with a time of 14:49.54.  

Horton then combined with Thomas Fraser-Holmes, David McKeon and Dan Smith to finish fifth in the 4x200m freestyle relay, with a gutsy effort in the final event. Horton split a sizzling 1:45.37 to anchor the team, touching an agonising 0.68 shy of the medal positions with a total time of 7:04.18.

At the 2017 World Championships, Horton won silver in the men’s 400m freestyle and bronze in the men’s 1500m freestyle. 

Strong performances on the world stage were elevated at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, where Horton earned gold in the men’s 400m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle relay events, as well as silver in the 200m freestyle and bronze in the 1500m freestyle. 

The 2019 World Championships saw Horton find gold in the 4x200m freestyle, while also earning silver in the 400m freestyle. 

Now ahead of Tokyo 2020, Horton will be fixated on recording another memorable Olympic campaign. 

- Australian Olympic Team 

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