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James Wilby


Date of Birth

12 January 1993



Place of Birth


Commonwealth Appearances

If taking down defending champions is James Wilby's calling, then his 100m breaststroke gold is the perfect prize.

Wilby stormed to an emotional 100m breaststroke title in Birmingham 2022, beating teammate and favourite Adam Peaty to the wall.

The newly crowned champion and breaststroke specialist then helped Team England to 4x100m medley relay glory, adding a second gold to his Birmingham success.

And it was a similar story of triumph four years earlier on the Gold Coast, as Wilby competed in four different events - and won medals in all of them. 

The breaststroker picked up a silver medal for swimming in the 4x100m medley heats, whilst also winning a silver in the 100m breaststroke and a bronze in the 50m event. 

However, it was in the 200m breaststroke where he came into his own, stunning defending champion Ross Murdoch to take Commonwealth gold.  

On the international scene, Wilby has always been a medal contender, with a raft of World, European and Olympic silverware to his name, including gold in the 200m at the 2022 European Championships.

Outside of the pool, Wilby has interests in photography, filmmaking, coding, and coffee.

Tom Dean aka “The SubmaDean” followed up his double Olympic triumph at Tokyo 2020 by making history in Birmingham, becoming the first Home Nations athlete to win seven medals at a single Commonwealth Games.

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