Ross Murdoch has made remarkable progress since making the 200m Breaststroke final at his British Gas Swimming Championships debut courtesy of a seven-second personal best at London Aquatics Centre.
Ross Murdoch Profile
|Date of Birth||14th January 1994|
|Born||Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire|
|Team/Club||University of Stirling / British Gas ITC Stirling|
At the inaugural British Gas International Meet in March, Murdoch gave a taste of what was to come in 2013 with gold in the 50m Breaststroke and a final appearance in the 100m Breast.
He topped the podium again in June, winning 100m Breaststroke gold and 50m Breaststroke bronze, both in Scottish records, at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Sheffield.
A month later, Murdoch made his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona, reaching the semi-finals of the 100m Breaststroke.
|Long Course 50m Breaststroke||27.67||2013||NR|
|Long Course 100m Breaststroke||59.80||2013||NR|
|Long Course 200m Breaststroke||2:13.60||2013|
|Short Course 50m Breaststroke||27.92||2011|
|Short Course 100m Breaststroke||1:00.72||2012|
|Short Course 200m Breaststroke||2:12.71||2012|
|World Championships||50m Breaststroke||2013||28.00||30th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||3:35.23||9th|
|European Junior Championships||50m Breaststroke||2012||28.09||SILVER|
|British Championships||50m Breaststroke||2013||27.67||BRONZE|
IN THE POOL
Favourite event: 100m Breaststroke
Finest ever performance: Swimming a 59.80 in the 100m Breaststroke at the British Trials in 2013
Role models: I don't really have a role model as such, however seeing the emotion of all champions is enough to drive me towards being the best I can be
My aspirations are: To win medalsat major competitions and enjoy the process
OUT OF THE POOL
If I wasn’t a swimmer I would be: An jedi knight
Tip for the top: Perserverance and consistency
Life after swimming: Not sure yet
Would most like to meet: Luke Skywalker
Most prized possession: My dreams and ambitions!
Biggest influence on career: My dad, he has always pushed me to be the best I can be!
Sports: F1, Darts, Basketball, NFL
Band/music: Foo Fighters
Hobbies: Playing pool, Xbox and darts, spending time with my friends at and away from the pool