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James Magnussen

Swimming

Five-time World Championship medallist and two-time 100m Freestyle World Champion. One of only four men in history to have won consecutive 100m Freestyle world titles. Has competed at two Olympic Games, winning three Olympic medals.

Bio

James Magnussen has a longstanding exclusive global commercial management agreement with The Sports Group.

James Magnussen is one of the most recognised athletes in the Australian market. The Missile has built up some serious asset power over many years at the top of his sport, making him one of the country’s highest profiled sports people. His elite swimming journey has been defined by success over a long period of time. Now, the former world record holder and three-time Olympic medallist plans to balance his time between competitive swimming and exploring media and commercial projects, which he hopes will shape his future professional career.

James Magnussen appears regularly as a panellist on FOX SPORTS’ Bill and Boz. He is articulate, has broad cross-code knowledge and he’s prepared to have an opinion. He is a very competent presenter across all media platforms, having facilitated countless interviews and broadcast appearances throughout his decade-long swimming career. James also recently completed an Advanced Television Presenting course as part of the Australian Film Television and Radio School. 

His legacy as one of Australia’s best swimmers of all time is testament to his training discipline, competitive mettle, and his sustained success and longevity at the very top of world swimming.

It was 2011 when James Magnussen announced himself to the world at the Shanghai FINA World Championships, winning a gold medal in the Men’s 100m freestyle. He repeated that feat two years later at the 2013 Barcelona World Championships, becoming one of only four men in history to win the blue-riband event at consecutive World Championships. His personal best time of 47.10s set at the 2012 Australian Olympic Swimming Trials was, at the time, the fastest ever in a textile suit and the fourth fastest swim over the distance in history.

Earlier this year on the Gold Coast, James Magnussen won a gold medal as part of the Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay – that victory took his tally to five medals from three Commonwealth Games. 

Throughout his complete journey as a competitive swimmer James Magnussen has emerged a worldly, mature man who is ready to apply those same attributes that have made him one of the world’s fastest swimmers, to his next major play.

Achievements

One of only four men in history to have won consecutive 100m freestyle World Championship titles
Gold – 4x100m freestyle, 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Gold – 100m freestyle, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Gold – 4x100m freestyle, 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Gold – 100m freestyle, 2013 Barcelona FINA World Championships
Gold – 100m freestyle, 2011 Shanghai FINA World Championships

Info

Nationality: Australian
DOB: 11 April 1991
Age: 27
Height: 195cm
Sport: Swimming
Resides: Sydney
Partners: Van Heusen, Body Science

Awards

2014 Inductee into the Australian Path of Champions
2013 Male Athlete of the Year, NSWIS
2012 GQ ‘Inspiration of the Year’, Men of the Year Awards
2011 Swimmer of the Year, Swimming Australia
2011 Swimmer’s Swimmer of the Year, Swimming Australia