Commonwealth 200m Breaststroke champion Ross Murdoch is one of the brightest talents in world swimming, having won a pair of medals at both the Commonwealth Games and European Championships in 2014.
The Scot made his first breakthrough in 2012, reaching the 200m Breaststroke final at the British Gas Swimming Championships courtesy of a seven-second personal best at London Aquatics Centre. His performance in London earned him a spot on the team for the 2012 European Junior Championships in Antwerp where he continued his progress with silvers over 50m and 200m Breaststroke.
The following season, he topped the podium again, winning 100m Breaststroke gold and 50m Breast 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.
In 2014, Murdoch truly underlined his status as a world class performer, winning 200m Breaststroke gold and 100m Breaststroke bronze for Scotland on his Commonwealth debut at Glasgow 2014, then adding silver over both 100m and 200m Breast at his European debut in Berlin the following month.