Matt Richards

Team GB Swimmer


Who is Matt Richards

Tokyo 2020 bore witness to a new swimming sensation as Matt Richards powered through the waters. A pivotal component of the British men's 4x200m freestyle relay team, he helped clinch the gold medal, setting a new European record in the process. Tokyo wasn't just a city for Richards; it was a declaration of his presence on the world stage.

When it comes to global dominance, Richards is relentless. At the recent World Aquatics Championships in Japan, he once again showcased his unparalleled prowess. A jaw-dropping finish saw Richards surpass Olympic champion Tom Dean, securing the gold in the 200m freestyle by an astonishingly close margin of 0.02 seconds. This victory wasn't just a win; it was a statement, punctuated by a personal best time of one minute and 44.30 seconds.

Matt's journey to global stardom was foreshadowed by his earlier achievements. In 2019, as a testament to his budding talent, he was crowned the European Junior Champion in 100m freestyle and seized gold in both the 100m and 200m freestyle events at the World Junior Swimming Championships.

Born in the heart of Worcester and fostered in Droitwich, Richards’ swimming aspirations began blossoming early. While he's now a global sensation, his heart remains true to his British roots.

Beyond his athletic prowess, Matt's humility, sportsmanship, and commitment to excellence make him a beacon for the next generation of swimmers. As an ambassador for a leading sports nutrition brand, he emphasizes the integral role of nutrition in crafting world champions.