Chris Wright

Christopher Wright of competes in the 100m Butterfly heats at the 2013 FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.

Athlete Biography

Despite suffering a severe back injury that kept him out of most of the 2011 season, Chris Wright asserted himself as a dominant force in Australian butterfly in 2012. He qualified for the London Olympics in the 100m (1st) and 200m (2nd). His time of 51.67 in the 100m butterfly at trials was a personal best for Wright and was the fastest time of the year in the world at that time.

Competing in London, Wright finished eighth in his semi-final of the 200m butterfly before a fourth place finish in his semi-final of the 100m butterfly saw him miss the final by 0.26secs.