At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Wallace took a huge step in his career from making an international final to winning gold. Representing Scotland at the Commonwealth Games, Wallace won gold in the 400m IM, earning him his first international gold medal. He also added two silver medals with his performances in the 200m IM and the 800m freestyle relay.
Wallace’s rise in international swimming continued in 2015 at the World Championships where he became a World Champion as part of the 800 meter freestyle relay.
Wallace also made the final in both medley events, just missing the podium in the 200 meter medley, finishing fourth. In the longer event he finished sixth, moving up one spot from his finish at the meet two years earlier.
At his Olympic debut, Wallace won a silver medal as a member of the 4X 200m freestyle relay. He was joined by Steven Milne, Duncan Scott and James Guy to touch second behind USA and ahead of Japan in 7:03.13. Wallace also made the final in the 200 meter medley relay. He finished 8th in 1:58.54.
Dan Wallace: Sunday 4th November – Sunday 18th November