Mack Horton is one of the famous Swimmer, who was born on the memorable day of April 25 in the year 1996. Mack Horton is a proud citizen of Australia.
Australian swimmer who took home his first Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle in 2016. He has also had stellar showings at events like 2013 World Junior Championships, where he won five gold medals.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, Mack Horton continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about Mack Horton
He had an intense fear of water as a child but overcame it and started swimming at age 10.
He became the first male swimmer from the state of Victoria to win an Olympic gold medal.
He has a brother named Chad. He and fellow Aussie Ian Thorpe are both Olympic champions in the men’s 400-meter freestyle.
Mack Horton Timeline
Horton first represented Australia at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Honolulu at the Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center, where he won gold in the 1500 metre freestyle in a championship record time of 15:10.07.
At the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, Horton won gold in the 1500 metre freestyle event.
Horton qualified for his first senior team at the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships where he won the 1500 metre freestyle in 14:51.55 and finished second behind David McKeon in the 400-metre freestyle in 3:44.60, setting two new junior world records.
For his first long course World Championships, the 2015 World Aquatics Championships held in August with swimming competition at Ak Bars Arena in Kazan, Russia, Horton won his first world medal in the 800 metre freestyle, finishing third with a time of 7:44.02 that was less than five seconds behind gold medalist Sun Yang of China and silver medalist Gregorio Paltrinieri of Italy to win the bronze medal.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he finished first in the 400m freestyle, winning his first gold medal and became the first male swimmer from the state of Victoria to do so in the Games' history.
At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, Horton won silver in the 400 m freestyle event where he came runner up to Sun Yang.
On 28 February 2020, Sun was issued an 8-year ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for tampering with the doping control process, with calls to reissue medals from affected events, though the CAS clarified that Sun would not be stripped of any of his medals because "doping tests performed on [Sun] shortly before and after the aborted doping control in September 2018 were negative" and "in the absence of any evidence that [Sun] may have engaged in doping activity ... the results achieved by [Sun] in the period prior to the CAS award being issued should not be disqualified." Horton has been criticised for remaining silent on Australian swimmers who have faced punishments for violating anti-doping rules.
At the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials, Horton came third in the qualification final for the 400m freestyle, failing to qualify behind Elijah Winnington and Jack McLoughlin.
The following year, Horton won the silver medal in the 400-metre freestyle, with a 3:44.06, and the bronze medal in the 200-metre freestyle, with a 1:46.70, at the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships, held in May in Adelaide, and qualified to represent Australia at the 2022 World Aquatics Championships and in swimming competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
At the 2023 Australian Swimming Championships in April, Horton advanced to the final of the 400-metre freestyle on day one with a time of 3:54.31 in the preliminaries, then finished 0.05 seconds behind sixth-place finisher Joshua Staples in the final to place seventh.