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Matthew Levy

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Age
34
CLUB
North Sydney
Coach
Yuriy Vdovychenko
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Matthew Levy

Achievements

Matthew Levy will become only the second athlete to compete at five Paralympic Games in one sport when he travels to Tokyo in 2021. With more than 20 international awards and medals to his name, the Sydney-sider most memorably won gold as part of the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Training under Yuriy Vdovychenko at the AIS in Canberra, but still linked to his home pool of North Sydney, Levy has also competed at the Commonwealth Games, World Para Championships and Pan Pacific Para Championships.

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Paralympics

Athens, Greece 2004

  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S8)
  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8)
  • Placed 8th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S8)

Beijing, China 2008

  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay (34 points)
  • Placed 7th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S8)
  • Placed 7th in the Men’s 200 Individual Medley (SM8)
  • Placed 8th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S8)

London, England 2012

  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100 Freestyle Relay (34 points)
  • Won silver in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke (SB7)
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM7)
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay (34 points)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 50m Butterfly (S7)
  • Placed 7th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S7)

Rio, Brazil 2016

  • Won bronze in the Men’s 200 Individual Medley (SM7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay (34 points)
  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 50m Butterfly (S7)
  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle (S7)

Tokyo, Japan 2020 (2021) 

  • Won gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 Points) WR
  • Won bronze in the Men's 100m Breaststroke (SB6)
  • Placed 5th in the Men's 50m Freestyle (S7)

World Para Swimming Championships

Duban, South Africa 2006

  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S8)
  • Placed 6th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S8)
  • Placed 7th in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S8)

Eindhoven, Netherlands 2010

  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay (34 points)
  • Won silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke (SB7)
  • Won silver in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 50m Butterfly (S7)
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S7)

Montreal, Canada 2013

  • Won gold in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM7)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points)
  • Won silver in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke (SB7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 50m Butterfly (S7)

Glasgow, Scotland 2015

  • Won silver in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Won silver in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM7)
  • Won bronze in the 50m Freestyle (S7)
  • Won bronze in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke (SB7)
  • Placed 4th in the 50m Butterfly (S7)
  • Placed 4th in the 4x100m Medley Relay (34pts)

London, England 2019

  • Won bronze in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle (34 points)
  • Placed 4th in the Men’s 4x100m Medley (34 points)
  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM7)
  • Placed 5th in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 6th in the Men’s 400m Freestyle (S7)
  • Placed 7th in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke (SB6) (Oceania Record)

Commonwealth Games

Gold Coast, Australia 2018

  • Won gold in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S7)

Pan Pacific Para Championships

Edmonton, Canada 2011

  • Won gold in the Men’s 50m Butterfly (S7)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 50m Freestyle (S7)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Won silver in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM7)

Pasadena, United States 2014

  • Won gold in the Men’s 50m Butterfly (S7)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 50m Butterfly (S7)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 100m Freestyle (S7)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 200m Individual Medley (SM7)
  • Won gold in the Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay (34 points)
  • Won bronze in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke (SB7)
Matthew Levy

In The Pool

Paralympic Games

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5

World Para Swimming Championships

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5
5

Commonwealth Games

1
0
0

Pan Pacific Para Swimming Championships

8
1
1

World Records

  • Event

    Time Location Date
    Men's 200m Freestyle (S7) 2:16.28

     

    Netanya, Israel

     

    10 July 2017

     

    Event Time Location Date
    Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay (34 points) 

    3:44.31

    Rowan Crothers (S10)
    51.35

    Will Martin (S9)
    54.53

    Matt Levy (S7)
    1:01.30

    Ben Popham (S8)
    57.13


     

    Tokyo Aquatic Centre, Paralympics 

    30 August 2021

     

Get to know Matthew

  • My career aspiration outside of swimming
  • I'm an active ambassador for numerous causes and a pillar of the Paralympic community. I currently represent Australia Day, Westpac International Disability Day, Life’s Little Treasures, Athlete Leader Swimming Australia, Telstra Paralympic Education Program and Vision Australia Speaking Program.

    I also worked at Westpac for approximately nine years.

  • My swimming career highlight
  • Winning gold in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.

  • Three words that best describe me
  • Determined

    Focused

    Easy-going

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