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The quiet rebel who became a big noise . . .

David Wilkie propels himself to victory in the 200 metre breaststroke final in Montreal in 1976, becoming the first British man to win a swimming gold medal in more than half a century. Picture: Tony Duffy/Allsport

David Wilkie propels himself to victory in the 200 metre breaststroke final in Montreal in 1976, becoming the first British man to win a swimming gold medal in more than half a century. Picture: Tony Duffy/Allsport

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