Swimming Career Highlights
David Wilkie, Great Britain Born : 1954 in Scotland. Wilkie has a claim on the title - greatest British swimmer. Winner of gold medals at all the major championships in his main event - breaststroke, he also was sucessful in the 200 metres Individual Medley. Winning the gold medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics, he broke the 200 metres Butterfly world record by an amazing 3 seconds !

 

Titles (Long Course)

1973:
World: 200 metres Breaststroke
1974:
Commonwealth: 200 metres Breaststroke; 200 metres Individual Medley
European: 200 metres Breaststroke; 200 metres Individual Medley
1975:
World: 100 metres Breaststroke; 200 metres Breaststroke
1976:
Olympics: 200 metres Breaststroke

World Records

1973:
200 metres Breaststroke: 2.19.28
1974:
200 metres Individual Medley: 2.06.32
1975:
1976:

200 metres Breaststroke: 2.15.11