|Full name||Antony Matkovich|
12 June 1977 |
Perth, Western Australia
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||92 kg (203 lb)|
|Club||Campbelltown Swim Club|
Coming from Perth, Western Australia, Matkovich became a scholarship holder at the Australian Institute of Sport in 2000. He had previously been a member of Australia's water polo team. He made his international debut in 2001 at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan where he collected a gold medal by swimming in the heats of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. Australia proceeded to break its own world record in the final.
Although Matkovich missed national selection in 2002, he was again a member of the 4×200-metre freestyle relay in 2003, swimming in the heats at the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, where Australia won gold again. In Athens, Matkovich swum in the heats, before the team of Ian Thorpe, Nicholas Sprenger, Grant Hackett and Michael Klim were beaten by the United States team in the final by just 0.13 of a second. He currently coaches water polo and swimming at Aquinas College in Perth.
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