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Grant Irvine

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Born

17/03/91 Brisbane Australia

Lives

Gold Coast, QLD.

Height

186cm

Weight

Nickname

Grunta, Grunzy

Coach

Michael Bohl

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

I am a twin.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SWIMMING:

Eating and Netflix.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO AFTER YOUR SWIMMING CAREER?

Go on a holiday and continue to work in accounting.

WHO IS THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON YOU HAVE EVER MET?

I raced Michael Phelps.

FAVOURITE QUOTE?

"Hard work always beats talent".

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Part of 4x100m medley relay who won gold and set Games Record at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Placed 7th in the 100m butterfly final

Made the semi finals for both the 100m and 200m butterfly in Rio

Qualified for his first Olympic team in 2016 in the 200m butterfly

Set a new personal best to take the title in the 200m fly and gain selection onto the 2013 FINA World Championship team

Won silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the 200m Butterfly

Gaining selection onto his first senior team - the 2012 Short Course World Championships in Turkey

Australian Representative Results and Honours

Selected on the 2017 World Championship Team competing in Budapest, Hungary

Olympic Games

Rio, Brazil, 2016, 9th 200 butterfly, 13th 100 butterfly

World Championships

Kazan, Russia, 2015: 15th 200m butterfly

Barcelona, Spain, 2013: 14th 200m butterfly

Budapest, Hungary, 2017: 7th 100m butterfly, 12th 200m butterfly semi finals

Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, Scotland, 2014: Silver: 200m butterfly
Gold Coast, Australia 2018: Gold 4x100m medley relay (GR), Bronze, 100m butterfly, 4th 50m butterfly, 4th 200m butterfly

Commonwealth Games Total: G: 1 S: 1 B: 1 

World Short Course

Istanbul, Turkey, 2012: 7th 200m butterfly, 21st 100m butterfly, 31st 50m butterfly

Doha, Qatar, 2014: 8th 200m butterfly

Oceania Championships

Apia, Samoa, 2010: Gold: 4x100m medley Silver: 100m fly Bronze: 200m fly

Oceania Championships Total: G: 1 S: 1 B: 1

Tips from the top

What you do in life echoes in eternity

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