Victorian Institute of Sport

Matt Welsh

Personal details

VIS Scholarship Holder:
1996 - 2007
VIS Award of Excellence Winners:
2001

Sporting Details

Swimming:
Backstroke, butterfly

Sporting Achievements

Career Highlights

Two-time Olympian:

2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games – 5th

2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games – 2nd, 2nd & 3rd

Broke the 50m butterfly world record at the 2003 World Championships

4 x Commonwealth Games gold medallist in the 50m backstroke (2002), 100m backstroke (2002) & 4 × 100m medley relay (2002 & 2006)

2 x Commonwealth Games silver medallist in the 100m backstroke (2006) & 50m butterfly (2006)

12 x World Championship gold medallist in the 50 m backstroke (2002 & 2006), 100m backstroke (2001, 2002 & 2006), 50m butterfly (2003 & 2006) & the 4 × 100m medley relay (1998, 1999, 2001, 2006 & 2007)

8 x World Championship silver medallist in the 50 m backstroke (2003, 2004 & 2005), 100m backstroke (1999, 2003 & 2004), 200m backstroke (2004) & the 4 × 100m medley relay (2004)

3 x World Championship bronze medallist in the 50 m backstroke (1999 & 2001) & 200m backstroke (2006)

Awarded the Australian Sports Medal (2000) & the Medal of the Order of Australia (2013)