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.