Matt Wylie with his gold medal at Rio 2016

Matt Wylie

Athlete Information

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  • Date of Birth


  • Classification

    S9 at Rio

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Matt made his Games debut at Rio 2016 where he stormed to gold in the men’s 50m freestyle S9. He became the first British medallist in the even since the modern classification system was introduced in 1992.

At Rio 2016, Matt also competed in the 100m freestyle S9 and narrowly missed the podium in the men’s 4x100m Freestyle relay (34pts), finishing in 4th place alongside teammates Ollie Hynd, Josef Craig and Lewis White.

Matt had rapidly progressed through the sport. Aged 15, he set his first British record in 2012 and during his career he held three British records.

In 2014 he made his IPC Swimming European Championship debut in Eindhoven, qualifying for the final in both the 400m freestyle S9 and the 50m freestyle S9, finishing 4th and 8th respectively. At the 2016 IPC Swimming European Championships two years later he topped the podium in the 50m freestyle S9.

Matt retired from competitive swimming in June 2018 following a classification review which moved him to the S10 class.

Major Results

Rio 2016

  • 50m freestyle S9: Gold
  • 4x100m freestyle relay (34pts): 4th
  • 100m freestyle S9: 6th in heat 3

2016 IPC Swimming European Championships, Funchal, Portugal

  • 50m freestyle S9: Gold
  • 4x100m freestyle relay: Silver

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