Madisyn Cox

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Madisyn Cox
Madisyn Cox after winning 400 IM (34348706714).jpg
Personal information
National team United States
Born (1995-05-30) May 30, 1995 (age 24)
Lubbock, Texas
Height1.778 m (5 ft 10.0 in)
StrokesIndividual medley
College teamUniversity of Texas

Madisyn Cox (born May 30, 1995) is an American swimmer specialising in individual medley events.[1]

College career[edit]

For the Texas Longhorns she was named the 2015 Big 12 Conference Swimmer of the Year.[2] She is a ten-time All-American.[3]

International career[edit]


She competed in the 4 × 200-meter freestyle relay at the Short Course World Championships.[4]


Cox took silver in 200-meter individual medley at the 2015 Summer Universiade.[5]


She won bronze in the 400-meter individual medley at the 2016 Short Course World Championships.[6] She had originally finished 4th, but was elevated to bronze, along with teammate Ella Eastin being elevated to silver, when Ánh Viên Nguyễn was disqualified from second place.[7]


Cox qualified to swim the 200-meter individual medley at the World Championships after finishing second at the 2017 US Nationals. She went on to win the bronze medal in Budapest with a time of 2:09.71. She also won a gold medal as a prelim swimmer of the 4x200 freestyle relay.


Cox was banned from competition for six months after a urine sample taken in February 2018 tested positive for trimetazidine. FINA initially reduced her suspension from four years to two years because of Cox's testimony that she did not knowingly ingest the performance-enhancing drug, but would not reduce it further without evidence of the source of the trimetazidine.[8] Upon analysis of both opened and sealed bottles of Cooper Complete Elite Athletic multivitamins, the Court of Arbitration for Sport determined that the multivitamins were the source, and reduced Cox's suspension to six months. The suspension expired on September 3, 2018.[9] However, as United States Swimming World Championship trials occurred during her suspension, Cox was not able to qualify for the 2019 World Aquatics Championships.[10]


  1. ^ Pirtle, Krista (2015-07-02). "The long way: Lubbock native Madisyn Cox swimming for USA in Korea | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". Lubbock Online. Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  2. ^ Alyssa Goard. "Lubbock Native Madisyn Cox Competing in Olympic Swim Trials". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  3. ^ "Texas Invitational: Madisyn Cox, Longhorns Clock 3 More Records - Swimming World News". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  4. ^ "Women's swimming and diving team has a hunger for excellence | The Daily Texan". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  5. ^ "Madisyn Cox earns bronze at FINA Short Course Championships". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  6. ^ "2016 Short Course Worlds: Team USA Leads Day 1 Medal Table". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  7. ^ "Vietnamese swimming star's DQ erases historic finish - CBC Sports - Aquatics". Retrieved 2016-12-08.
  8. ^ "FINA reduces doping ban for world champ Madisyn Cox". CBC. 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  9. ^ Gibbs, Robert (2018-08-31). "Madisyn Cox's Suspension Reduced to Six Months after Trimetazidine Detected in Multivitamin". SwimSwam. Retrieved 2018-09-03.
  10. ^ "Madisyn Cox Eligible to Compete After Source For Banned Substance Found in Multivitamin". Swimming World News. 2018-08-31. Retrieved 2018-09-03.