David Wilkie, MBE

Swimming

Inducted in 2002

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David Wilkie, MBE

(b.1954)

Wilkie won the Olympic gold medal for the 200m breaststroke in 1976. He set a new world record time of 2 minutes, 15.11 seconds in the process. He won a silver medal for the 100m breaststroke in the same year. Wilkie moved to Edinburgh at the age of eleven. He trained at Warrender Baths Club. He was the first swimmer to wear a head cap and goggles together during a race, a combination that is now standard practice. He won an Olympic silver medal for the 200m breaststroke in 1972, and followed this up with more spectacular success in 1976

  • Olympic gold medal, 200m breaststroke, 1976
  • Olympic silver medals, 200m breaststroke, 1972, 100m breaststroke, 1976
  • Commonwealth gold medals, 200m breaststroke, 200m individual medley, 1974
  • Commonwealth silver medal, 100m breaststroke, 1974
  • Commonwealth bronze medal, 200m breaststroke, 1970

 

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