Spectators witnessed another sublime swim by Matthew Wilson in the Men’s 200m Breaststroke at the SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre on night two of the 2019 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships.
Touching with a time of 2:07.16, the NSW Institute of Sport athlete set a new Commonwealth and Australian record to secure the gold in front of young gun Zac Stubblety-Cook (West Brisbane) who registered 2:08.38, and Samuel Williamson (Firbank Aquastars) with a time of 2:13.09.
Speaking after the race, Wilson surprised himself with his performance.
“When I turned around and saw 2:07.16 I had no idea I could do that. I was expecting a 2:08 mid because I did that at States a couple of weeks ago and I’m probably at the same point in my training, so to pull that out was just unbelievable,” Wilson said.
“We’ve got World Trials coming up in June so if I can repeat that I’m definitely a shot at hopefully medalling at Worlds and then obviously coming up to Tokyo Trials next year.”