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James Roberts

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Born

11/04/91 Gold Coast, QLD Australia

Lives

Gold Coast, QLD

Height

194cm

Weight

Nickname

Jimmy

Coach

Ashley Callus

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

I was scared of the water as a child. I wouldn't even put my head under until around 10 or older.

HOBBIES OUTSIDE OF SWIMMING:

The beach, surfing and golf.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO AFTER YOUR SWIMMING CAREER?

Potentially something in sport marketing.

FAVOURITE QUOTE?

"Don't count the days, make the days count".

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Part of 4x100m freestyle relay who won Gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games 

Won a bronze medal as part as the 4 x 100 freestyle relay at the 2016 Olympic Games

Made a comeback in 2016 to qualify for a relay swim in the 4x100m freestyle at the Rio Olympic Games

Finished 2nd in the 100m freestyle at the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships to qualify for his first Olympic team

Australian Representative Honours and Results

Olympic Games

London, England, 2012: 12th 100m freestyle

Rio, Brazil, 2016: bronze 4 x 100m freestyle

Olympic Games: B:1

World Championships

Shanghai, China, 2011: 10th 100m free

Barcelona, Spain, 2013, 4th 4x100m freestyle relay Budapest, Hungary 2017: 22nd in the 50m freestyle

Commonwealth Games 

Gold Coast, Australia 2018: Gold 4x100m freestyle relay, 7th 50m freestyle 

Commonwealth Games: G: 1 

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