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James Magnussen

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Born

11/04/91 Port Macquarie, NSW Australia

Lives

Sydney, NSW

Height

197cms

Weight

94kg

Coach

Mitch Falvey

WHAT IS SOMETHING INTERESTING THAT PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

My family heritage is from Norway.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SWIMMING:

Beach, watching movies, playing with my dog, Netflix and hanging out with mates.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO AFTER YOUR SWIMMING CAREER?

Nothing locked in.

WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON YOU HAVE EVER MET?

Russell Crowe or Naomi Campbell.

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO START SWIMMING?

I've always enjoyed the sport and I think it chose me as much as I chose it.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Returned from injury to make the Rio 2016 Olympic team and helped his 4x100m freestyle relay team to bronze
In 2014 he won gold in the 100m freestyle at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
James successfully defended his 100m freestyle world title at the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona.
He won a silver and bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in the 100m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay respectively
James won a gold medal in the 100m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay, and silver in the 4x100m medley relay at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai.
At the 2010 Commonwealth Games, James won a gold medal swimming the anchor leg in the 4x100m freestyle relay
 
Australian Representative Honours and Results
Olympic Games              
London, England, 2012, Silver: 100m freestyle Bronze: 4x100m medley relay
Rio, Brazil, 2016 Bronze: 4x100m freestyle relay
Olympic Games Total: S: 1 B: 1
 
World Championships  
Shanghai, China, 2011, Gold: 100m free, 4x100m free Silver: 4x100m medley
Barcelona, Spain, 2013, Gold: 100m freestyle Silver: 4x100m medley relay, 9th 50m freestyle, 4th 4x100m freestyle relay
FINA World Championships Total: G: 3 S: 2
 
Commonwealth Games              
Delhi, India, 2010, Gold: 4x100m free
Glasgow, Scotland 2014, Gold: 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle Silver: 4x100m medley relay Bronze: 50m freestyle
Commonwealth Games Total: G: 3 S: 1 B: 1
 
Pan Pacific         
Irvine, USA, 2010, Silver: 4x100m free, 10th 100m free, 22nd 50m free
Gold Coast, Australia, 2014, Gold: 4x100m freestyle Bronze: 100m freestyle
Pan Pacific Championship Total: G: 1 B: 1
 
World Short Course      
Dubai, UAE, 2010, 5th 4x100m free

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