Ross Murdoch really announced himself on the scene of international Breaststroke with his stand out performance at the Commonwealth Games in 2014, he backed up his title by winning world bronze 2015 and an Olympic call up in 2016.
Final preparations ahead of Rio included a European title in the Men's 200m breaststroke and collected a further two in the 50m and 100m breaststroke.
Murdoch made his Olympic Games debut following a successful start to 2016 including two trips to the podium at the National Championships, silver and bronze in the 100m and 200m breaststroke respectively.
2015 saw Murdoch (Scotland) have another strong season at the top level of British Swimming, culminating with a bronze medal at the World Champioinships in Russia in the men’s 100m Breaststroke. Earlier in the season Murdoch claimed three medals the domestic champs 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 at Glasgow 2014, then adding silver over both 100m and 200m Breast at his European debut in Berlin the following month.
He topped the podium again in 2013 at the British Championships with a win the 100m breaststroke and a bronze in the 50m breast, both in new Scottish record times. A month later, Murdoch made his senior international debut at the World Championships in Barcelona, reaching the semi-finals of the 100m Breaststroke.
The Scot made his first breakthrough in 2012, reaching the 200m Breaststroke final at the British Gas Swimming Championships courtesy of a seven-second personal best at London Aquatics Centre. His performance in London earned him a spot on the team for the 2012 European Junior Championships in Antwerp where he continued his progress with silvers over 50m and 200m Breaststroke.
|100m Breaststroke||2016 - Rio||1:00.05||11th|
|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||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|
|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||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|