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Biography

CLAY Matthew

Nationality England Flag ENG England
Birth Date 27/10/1982
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.90/6'2''
Weight (kg / lbs) 0/0
Events Inscribed   Aquatics Swimming Men's 50m Butterfly
Aquatics Swimming Men's 50m Backstroke
Aquatics Swimming Men's 100m Backstroke
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 50m Backstroke

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
16 Mar
10:22
SAS Men's 50m Backstroke
Heat 02
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (1) 25.61 Completed
16 Mar
19:09
SAS Men's 50m Backstroke
Semifinal 01
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (1) 25.49 Completed
17 Mar
10:00
SAS Men's 50m Butterfly
Heat 05
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (3) 24.55 Completed
17 Mar
19:07
SAS Men's 50m Backstroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (1) 25.04 Completed
17 Mar
19:35
SAS Men's 50m Butterfly
Semifinal 01
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (3) 24.08 Completed
18 Mar
20:08
SAS Men's 50m Butterfly
Final A
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (7) 24.21 Completed
19 Mar
11:03
SAS Men's 100m Backstroke
Heat 03
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (1) 55.94 Completed
19 Mar
19:50
SAS Men's 100m Backstroke
Semifinal 02
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (5) 55.59 Completed
20 Mar
20:11
SAS Men's 100m Backstroke
Final A
England Flag ENG  - CLAY Matthew (4) 54.97 Completed

Place Of Birth Nelspruit, South Africa
Residence Somerset, England
Occupation Student
Coach Bill Pilczuk
Influential Person His mum
Idol Michael Johnson and Kelly Slater
Recent Results British Championships (2005)
5th in the 50m Freestyle (23.42)
Silver in the 50m Backstroke (25.77)
4th in the 100m Backstroke (56.52)

European Short Course Championships (2004)
10th in the 50m Backstroke (25.04)
22nd in the 100m Backstroke (54.94)
Commonwealth
Games History
Melbourne 2006
Gold in the 50m Backstroke (25.04)

Manchester 2002
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
has not competed
Other Personal Best:
50m Backstroke - 24.54 (2003)
100m Backstroke - 53.86 (2003)

World Ranking:
19th in the 50m Backstroke (as at 01-Aug-2005)

Matt was first selected for Great Britain in 1998 (juniors) and 2000 (seniors).

His favourite swimming venue is in Rome and his favourite sport other than swimming is rugby.

His tip for the top is to believe in yourself, and he describes himself as laid back and motivated.

Matt is a Business Admin Graduate from the University of Bath in England.

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