Ross Murdoch announced himself on the scene of international breaststroke with his standout performance at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 - and he has since gone on to appear at four successive World Championships, before gearing up for a second Olympic outing at Tokyo 2020 this summer.
The University of Stirling swimmer booked his place on the plane to Japan by powering under the Men's 200m Breaststroke consideration time at the London trials, before heading to the European Championships in Budapest and finishing fifth in the final of the same event.
The most recent of the Worlds inclusions saw Murdoch reach the semi-finals of the 200m Breaststroke at Gwangju in 2019.
The previous year, he claimed silver at his second Commonwealth Games in the Men's 200m Breaststroke for Team Scotland, followed by a fifth-placed finish in the 100m event. He was also part of the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay quartet that finished fourth on the final night of racing.
His 2018 season concluded with the European Championships, where he posted the third-fastest time in the 100m Breaststroke heats - but the two per nation rule meant he was unable to progress, leaving him ranked 17th. He narrowly missed out on bronze by finishing fourth in his preferred 200m event, and registered 10th in the 50m category.
The Budapest 2017 World Championships saw Murdoch finish fourth in an incredibly close Men's 200m Breaststroke, as well as reaching the final of the 100m Breaststroke. He did collect a silver medal for his part in helping the British quartet reach the finals of the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay, where they finished second.
Earlier in 2017, Murdoch put in a strong 200m Breaststroke performance to win gold and claim his first national title in the event at the British Championships. He also won the silver medal in the 100m category.
Ross made his Olympic Games debut following a successful start to 2016, which saw him secure a pair of gold medals at the European Championships in London, in the 200m Breaststroke and Men's 4x100m Medley Relay. He added to that eye-catching return with a silver in the 100m Breaststroke and bronze in the 50m.
At his maiden Olympics, Murdoch went on to register a top-10 finish in the 100m Breaststroke.
Murdoch's second World Championship outing in 2015 brought his first individual Worlds bronze, in the 100m Breaststroke. On top of that, he also helped GB on the way to the world title in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay with his swim in the heats.
Earlier in the season, he had claimed three medals at the British Championships in London, including silver in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke events.
In 2014, Murdoch truly underlined his status as a world-class performer, winning 200m Breaststroke gold and 100m Breaststroke bronze for Scotland on his Commonwealth debut in Glasgow, before adding silver over both 100m and 200m Breaststroke distances at his European Championship bow in Berlin the following month.
That followed on from his senior international debut at the Barcelona World Championships in 2013, where he reached the 100m Breaststroke semi-finals after claiming the national title for that event earlier in the year.
|200m Breaststroke||2021 - Tokyo||2:09.97||12th|
|100m Breaststroke||2016 - Rio||1:00.05||9th|
|200m Breaststroke||2019 - Gwangju||2:08.51||11th|
|100m Breaststroke||2017 - Budapest||59.45||8th|
|200m Breaststroke||2017 - Budapest||2:08.12||4th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2017 - Budapest||3:28.95||Silver|
|Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay||2017 - Budapest||3:41.56||5th|
|100m Breaststroke||2015 - Kazan||59.09||Bronze|
|4x100m Medley Relay (Mixed)||2015 Kazan||3:41.71||Gold|
|50m Breaststroke||2013 - Barcelona||28.00||30th|
|100m Breaststroke||2013 - Barcelona||1:00.07||11th|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2013 - Barcelona||3:35.23||9th|
|50m Breaststroke||2021 - Budapest||27.73||18th|
|100m Breaststroke||2021 - Budapest||1:00.19||16th|
|200m Breaststroke||2021 - Budapest||2:08.58||5th|
|50m Breaststroke||2018 - Glasgow||27.39||10th|
|100m Breaststroke||2018 - Glasgow||59.14||17th|
|200m Breaststroke||2018 - Glasgow||2:08.55||4th|
|50m Breaststroke||2016 - London||27.31||Bronze|
|100m Breaststroke||2016 - London||59.73||Silver|
|200m Breaststroke||2016 - London||2:08.33||Gold|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2016 - London||3:32.15||Gold|
|100m Breaststroke||2014 - Berlin||59.43||Silver|
|200m Breaststroke||2014 - Berlin||2:07.77||Silver|
|100m Breaststroke||2018 - Gold Coast||59.89||5th|
|200m Breaststroke||2018 - Gold Coast||2:08.32||Silver|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2018 - Gold Coast||3:35.15||4th|
|50m Breaststroke||2014 - Glasgow||27.65||6th|
|100m Breaststroke||2014 - Glasgow||59.47||Bronze|
|200m Breaststroke||2014 - Glasgow||2:07.30||Gold|
|4x100m Medley Relay||2014 - Glasgow||3:37.48||7th|
|100m Breaststroke||2021 - London||59.51||Bronze|
|200m Breaststroke||2021 - London||2:08.98||Silver|
|50m Breaststroke||2019 - Glasgow||27.45||Silver|
|100m Breaststroke||2019 - Glasgow||59.21||Bronze|
|200m Breaststroke||2019 - Glasgow||2:07.96||Silver|
|50m Breaststroke||2018 - Edinburgh||28.31||4th|
|100m Breaststroke||2018 - Edinburgh||1:01.26||Bronze|
|200m Breaststroke||2018 - Edinburgh||2:14.22||Silver|
|100m Breaststroke||2017 - Sheffield||1:00.00||Silver|
|200m Breaststroke||2017 - Sheffield||2:09.15||Gold|
|100m Breaststroke||2016 - Glasgow||59.31||Silver|
|200m Breaststroke||2016 - Glasgow||2:09.16||Bronze|
|50m Breaststroke||2015 - London||27.57||Silver|
|100m Breaststroke||2015 - London||59.13||Silver|
|200m Breaststroke||2015 - London||2:08.90||Bronze|
|50m Breaststroke||2014 - Glasgow||27.45||Silver|
|100m Breaststroke||2014 - Glasgow||59.56||Gold|
|50m Breaststroke||2013 - Sheffield||27.67||Bronze|
|100m Breaststroke||2013 - Sheffield||59.80||Gold|
|200m Breaststroke||2012 - London||2:13.62||7th|