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Australian freestyle swimmer

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Mack Horton: Australian freestyle swimmer
Mackenzie "Mack" Horton is an Australian freestyle swimmer. He is an Olympic gold medallist, World Championships medallist, and Commonwealth Games medallist. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he finished first in the 400m freestyle, winning his first gold medal and became the first male swimmer from the state of Victoria to do so in the Games' history.

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School refloats Horton pool plan after backlash at China 'cowardice'

Caulfield Grammar may revive plans to name its new aquatic centre after Olympic champion Mack Horton, following a backlash to revelations it shelved the idea for fear of offending Beijing.
The Age - Published

'My position remains firm': Mack Horton breaks silence on Shayna Jack's failed drug test

Australian swimmer Shayna Jack tested positive for a banned substance. Now fellow Aussie Mack Horton has broken his silence.
SBS - Published

Swimming Australia CEO 'distressed' over Mack Horton protest, Shayna Jack drug test failure

Swimming Australia CEO Leigh Russell felt "distressed" watching Mack Horton's world titles protest as one of the few who knew about Shayna Jack's positive test.
SBS - Published

Swimming champion Sun dismisses Horton as 'hater'

Controversial Chinese star Sun Yang says critics Mack Horton and Duncan Scott are "haters" and has described himself as a champion of athletes' rights.
SBS - Published

British swimmer snubs Chinese rival days after Australian Mack Horton's protest

Another professional swimmer has refused to shake hands with freestyler Sun Yang, amid allegations of doping against the Chinese athlete.
SBS - Published

Horton-Sun feud set to resume amid second face off at the World Championships

Australia's Mack Horton looks set to resume his bitter rivalry with Sun Yang when the pair feature in the 800m freestyle at the world swim titles on Tuesday.
SBS - Published

Why an Australian Olympic swimmer refused to share a podium with his Chinese rival

Fresh tensions have erupted between Australian Olympic swimmer Mack Horton and China's Sun Yang at the World Championships in South Korea.
SBS - Published