Grant Irvine swam a 1:55.73 in the 200m butterfly final to sneak under the qualifying standard by just 0.02 seconds and book his ticket for his debut Olympic Games in Rio. In a captivating final Morgan and good friend Grant Irvine dragged each other to the wall and both booked their tickets to Rio.
He again finished in second behind Morgan in the 100m butterfly with a time of 51.76 missing the qualifying standard by 0.25 seconds. He was later selected in the event.
At the Games he managed to make the semi-finals in both events, with sixth in the 100m and fifth in the 200m.
Having missed out on qualifying for the London 2012 Games, the Queenslander became Australia’s second fastest man ever in the 200m butterfly event in early 2013. He swam a 1:55.32 to sit only behind Australian record holder Nick D’Arcy in the event.