Needing a personal best time to secure a spot on the Australian Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the 200m butterfly, David Morgan did that just that - swimming a 1:55.63 to sneak under the qualifying standard by 0.12 seconds. In an enthralling final Morgan and good friend Grant Irvine dragged each other to the wall and both booked their tickets to Rio.
Morgan then took out the 100m butterfly in a time of 51.64 just missing the qualifying standard by 0.13 seconds
His time of 52.03 in the 100m butterfly in Sydney in late 2015 saw him move up to Australia’s ninth fastest male ever in the event.
Morgan’s time of 1:55.99 in the 200m butterfly in early 2015 saw him sit in third position among all-comers and despite bettering this at the Rio trials he remains behind Nick D’Arcy and Rio 2016 teammate Irvine on the list.
Born in Wales, Morgan’s mother Amanda James competed at the 1976 Montreal Olympics for Great Britain at just the age of 15.
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100m Butterfly Men, 200m Butterfly Men, 4 x 100m Medley Relay Men
Gold Coast, NSW, Australia
- Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
- 1st (200m butterfly) - 2016 Brisbane Grand Prix (Brisbane, Australia)
- 1st (100m butterfly and 200m butterfly) - 2016 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
- 7th (200m butterfly) - 2016 NSW State Open Championships (Sydney, Australia)
- 1st (100m butterfly), 1st (200m butterfly) – 2015 Queensland Championships (Brisbane, Australia)
- 2nd (200m butterfly) - 2015 Australian Swimming Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
Chris Nesbit (2009 - current)
TSS Aquatic, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Primary Training Base
Gold Coast, Australia