Mackenzie "Mack"Horton is an Olympic gold medallist, World Championships medallist, and Commonwealth Games medallist.
At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, he finished first in the 400m freestyle, winning his first gold medal.
Mack was born on 25 April 1996 in Melbourne Victoria Australia.
Every Australian is proud of Mack, proud of the respect he has earn't through hard work and his honest opinion.
Height 190 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Gold Medal Olympian
Mackenzie 'Mack' Horton has risen up through the junior ranks of swimming with some impressive performances. In 2013 he came home with 5 Gold Medals, and 5 Championship Records from the 2013 World Junior Championships in Dubai. Taking out the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle events, as well as anchoring the Boys 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay team to victory. 2014 was another stellar year for Mack, breaking 3 Junior World records in the 200m and 400m and 1500m Freestyle as well as taking home a silver medal from the Commonwealth Games in the 1500m freestyle.
Hailing from Melbourne, Mack began competitive swimming at the age of 10 after overcoming an early fear of water. Mack soon began to show his true potential in the pool and it was this potential that was noticed by the coaching staff at Melbourne Vicentre, where he soon graduated into the senior squads. Mack broke his first Australian Age Record at the age of 13, and has continued to etch his name into the record books for each subsequent year, with the 1500m Freestyle emerging as his pet event along the journey.
In 2015 Mack qualified for his first senior Australian team after taking home 3 national titles from the National Championships in Sydney. Mack's focus was on his final and favourite event, the 1500m freestyle, which he swam in a personal best time as well as breaking the Australian aged record held by Grant Hackett. But in the process Mack swam some impressive times in the 400m and 800m freestyle and went on to claim both titles. At the 2015 World Championships Mack won a Bronze medal in the 800m Freestyle in a personal best time, but he failed to make the 400m and 1500m Finals and it was later revealed that he had contracted a parasite which left him unwell for months to follow.
2016 is shaping up to be another great year for Mack after he claimed two gold medals at the National Championships in the 400m and 1500m Freestyle finals which cemented him a place on his first Olympic team. Mack swum personal best times in both finals which has pushed him towards the top of the world rankings, putting him in a great position leading in to Rio.
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