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Finlay KNOX
Sport Swimming
NOC Canada   
Born08 Jan 2001 in Leeds, ENG
Height1.91 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in New Zealand and took up the sport competitively at age eight at Foothills Stingrays Swim Club in Canada.
Club / Team
HPC Ontario: Toronto, ON, CAN
Name of coach
Ben Titley [club]; Martyn Wilby [national]
General Interest
Snowboarding, skateboarding. (Okotoks Mavericks Swimming Facebook page, 19 Jun 2021)
Most influential person in career
Coach Todd Melton. (okotoksonline.com, 11 Jul 2021)
In January 2021 he broke his hand but delayed bone graft surgery [from his hip] to repair it. He had the operation in September 2021 after competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (Instagram profile, 10 Nov 2021; Abby Knox Facebook profile, 28 Oct 2021)

He fractured his right ankle six weeks before the 2017 Canada Summer Games. He recovered within five weeks and won five medals at the event in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (olympic.ca, 25 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"There are things that I can always work on. There's never going to be a time where I just hit a level where it's, 'Oh that was a perfect swim' because nothing can really be perfect. You can always be better at something." (okotoksonline.com, 11 Jul 2021)
Other information
He was born in England, moved to New Zealand at age two and lived there until he was age seven. He and his family then moved to Okotoks, AB, Canada. "I was born in the UK. My dad's from Scotland and my mother's from England. Two years later [we] moved to New Zealand, that's kind of where I grew up, that's where I learned to read and write, started swimming, not competitively. Right around eight years old I moved to Okotoks, Alberta." (Okotoks Mavericks Swimming Facebook page, 15 Jun 2021; Nobody Asks Podcast YouTube channel, 18 Mar 2021)

He has been motivated to achieve success at international level by the achievement of Canadian female swimmers. "The men's side definitely has not been up to their standard for a long time. I think as one of the younger swimmers and seeing the women produce world record swims, world championship medals, it really motivates us on the guys' side to step up and get to their level. And I think there's a big group of us who see these women produce those fast times, and we want to be part of that success. We're really pushing and bringing our game to get next level, and we're excited to show what we're working on." (swimmingworldmagazine.com, 17 Jun 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
17 2021 Tokyo, JPN 200m Individual Medley 1:58.29
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 200m Individual Medley 1:59.60
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 53.05
Heats 2022 Budapest, HUN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:54.22
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 100m Individual Medley 51.70