David Wilkie, MBE

(B.1954)
Swimming
Inducted in 2002

David Wilkie won the Olympic gold medal for the 200m breaststroke in 1976. He set a new world record time of 2 minutes, 15.11 seconds in the process. He won a silver medal for the 100m breaststroke in the same year. Wilkie moved to Edinburgh at the age of 11. He trained at Warrender Baths Club. He was the first swimmer to wear a head cap and goggles together during a race, a combination that is now standard practice. He won an Olympic silver medal for the 200m breaststroke in 1972, and followed this up with a gold and silver medal at the 1976 Olympics. Wilkie also won four Commonwealth medals over two Games (1970 and 1974).

David Wilkie, MBE
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