James Magnussen is one of the famous Swimmer, who was born on the memorable day of April 11 in the year 1991. Hailing from the vibrant city of New South Wales, James Magnussen is a proud citizen of Australia.
One of Australia’s best-known swimmers, he won the silver medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics.
Over the years, not only have skills been honed, but a significant impact has also been made in the professional field. Whether it's through work, public appearances, or contributions to the community, James Magnussen continues to be an inspiration for many.
Details about James Magnussen
He began competing internationally in 2010, winning the Australian Swimming Championships, and taking gold at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
Hyped as the sure winner at the 100m swimming event at the 2012 games in London, he was beaten for first place by 1/100th of a second, and then revealed to have taken a banned substance.
He was born in Port Macquarie, in New South Wales, Australia. Stephanie Rice was another Australian swimmer representing the country in international competition.
James Magnussen Timeline
At the 2010 Australian Swimming Championships, Magnussen came third in the 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 49.43, thus qualifying for the national team.
At the 2011 Australian Swimming Championships, Magnussen qualified for the national team by winning the 100-metre freestyle in a time of 48.29.
At the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships, which also served as Australia's Olympic trials, Magnussen qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, by becoming the national champion in the 50 and 100-metre freestyle. In his first event, the 100-metre freestyle, Magnussen recorded a time of 47.10 to win by over half a second. His 100-metre freestyle time was the 4th fastest swim in the history of the event, and also lowered his own unofficial textile record of 47.49.
In his first event at the 2013 World Aquatics Championships in Barcelona, Magnussen combined with Cameron McEvoy, Tommaso D'Orsogna, and James Roberts in the 4x100-metre freestyle relay, with the team finishing fourth place, repeating their result from the 2012 Olympics.
At the 2014 Australian Championships, Magnussen was favorite to win after posting 6 times under 48 seconds.
At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Magnussen won a bronze medal in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay along with his team members behind United States and France.
In 2018, Magnussen was part of the Australian team that won gold in the men's 4 x 100 m freestyle relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, held in the Gold Coast.
In 2020, it was announced Magnussen would be participating the Seven Network's reality program SAS Australia.
In 2023, it was announced Magnussen would be participating the twentieth series of Dancing with the Stars.