Mitch Larkin

2 x World Championship Gold Medalist 

Silver Medalist RIO Olympics

Fina Male Swimmer of the Year 

Mitchell Larkin has been a proud member of the AUS Dolphins swim team since 2011 World Championships, earning him a swimmers number of 711. Born in 1993 on the sunshine coast, with the beach near by and a creek in his backyard he grew up having a strong attraction for water. He first dreamed of becoming an Olympian whilst watching the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In 2012 he achieved this dream where he also made an impression on the world stage finishing 8th in the final of the 200m Backstroke. This will always remain a massive highlight of Mitch's career and a moment he'll never forget. In 2014, Mitch won a Gold at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, in the 200m Backstroke and further added three silvers to his collection in the 100m, 50m and 4x 100m Medley Relay. In 2014 Mitch continued his successful steak in the pool, winning both the 100m and 200m Backstroke World Championship crown, breaking both Australian and Commonwealth records. More recently, Mitch validated his World Champion status by securing two gold medals at the 2015 Kazan World Championships in the 100m and 200m Backstroke and a Silver Medal in the 200m Backstroke at 2016 RIO Olympics. Out of the pool, Mitch is studying a Bachelor of Engineering degree, a career that he wishes to pursue post his athletic career.

 

 
 
 

 

Career Highlights

2016

  • RIO Olympics Siver Medal 200m Backstroke
  • RIO Olympics Bronze Medal Medley Relay

2015

  • Fina Male Swimmer of the Year
  • 200m Short Course World Record Holder
  • 2x Gold Medalist Fina World Championships: 100m Backstroke & 200m Backstroke 
  • Hancock Prospecting Swimmer's Swimmer of the Year Award

FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup 2015

  • Tokyo: Silver 50m Backstroke, Gold 100m & 200m Backstroke 
  • Doha: Silver 50m Backstroke, Gold 100m & 200m Backstroke
  • Dubai: Silver 50m Backstroke, Gold 100m & 200m Backstroke

2014

  • Glasgow Commonwealth Games - Gold: 200m backstroke Silver: 50m backstroke, 100m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay
  • Gold Coast Pan Pacific Championships - Bronze: 200m backstroke, 4x100m medley relay, 4th 100m backstroke
  • Doha World Short Course - Gold:100m backstroke, Bronze: 200m backstroke 5th 50m backstroke

2013

  • Barcelona World Championships - 17th 200m backstroke

2012

  • 2012 London Olympic Games - 8th 200m backstroke

2010

  • 2010 Apia Oceania - Gold: 200m free, 200m IM, 400m IM, 4x200m free Silver: 200m back
  • 2010 Hawaii Junior Pan Pacific - Gold: 400m IM Silver: 200m IM Bronze: 200m back
     

 

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