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Mack Horton Biography

Mack Horton Biography

Mackenzie “Mack” Horton is an Australian freestyle swimmer. He is an Olympic gold medallist, World Championships medallist, and Commonwealth Games, medallist.

Mack Horton Career

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.

Mack Horton Age

He is 23 years old.

Mack Horton Nickname(s)

He uses “Mack” “Mack the Knife” for his nicknames.

Mack Horton National team

Mack national team is Australia

Mack Horton Height

He is 190 cm (6 ft 3 in) tall

Mack Horton Weight

His weight is 88 kg (194 lb)

Mack Horton Career

Horton first represented Australia at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Honolulu, where he won gold in the 1500 metre freestyle in a championship record time of 15:10.07. At the same meet, he finished second in the 400-metre freestyle and 4th in the 800-metre freestyle.

Two months later at the final leg of the 2012 World Cup in Singapore, Horton won the 1500 metre freestyle event in 14:54.25.

At the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival, Horton won gold in the 1500 metre freestyle event.

Eight months later at the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai, Horton won five gold medals and a silver. He took out the 200 m, 400 m, 800 m and 1500 m freestyle events and alongside Luke Percy, Regan Leong and Blake Jones won the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay all in new Championships record times. The team of Horton, Leong, Isaac Jones and Jack McLoughlin finished second behind the British in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay event.

Horton qualified for his first senior team at the 2014 Australian Swimming Championships where he won the 1500 metre freestyle in 14:51.55and finished second behind David McKeon in the 400-metre freestyle in 3:44 setting two new junior world records. Horton also finished 5th in the 200-metre freestyle in 1:47. which also set a new junior world record.

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Horton won the silver medal in the 1500 metre freestyle in new junior world record time of 14:48.76 and narrowly missed the podium in the 400-metre freestyle finishing in fourth place in 3:44.91. In the 4 × 200-metre freestyle relay event, Horton alongside Thomas Fraser-Holmes, David McKeon and Ned McKendry finished as the fastest qualifies with Horton swimming the anchor leg in 1:49.17. In the final, Horton was replaced by Cameron McEvoy and they went on to win the gold in a new Games record time of 7:07.38.

Mack Horton Accused of Disrespecting China

Australia’s Olympic 400m freestyle champion Mack Horton has thrust himself into the middle of another international incident, refusing to share a podium with arch-rival Sun Yang in a move that Sun says has insulted all of China.

On unforgettable opening night of the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Sun defied his critics to win the 400m gold medal, with Horton taking silver in a role reversal of their final at the Rio Games in 2016.

Before that race, Horton set their rivalry alight when he called Sun a “drug cheat” after the Chinese megastar – the most famous athlete in his home nation – served a three-month doping ban in virtual secrecy.

Horton had said nothing before this race but his actions did the talking.

Sun could be banned for life in September as WADA appeals a FINA doping panel ruling that absolved him of the blame for smashing a vial of blood due to be taken for testing.

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