Olympic Swimmer James Magnussen
Maurice Lacroix Ambassador
In 2016 he won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympic Games for the 4x100m freestyle relay but didn’t qualify for an individual swim at sports’ biggest show. It was a tough scenario to process for Australian Swimming’s golden boy, having been touched out for the gold medal by just 0.01s in his pet event at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Rio was the redemption opportunity the Port Macqaurie junior had been hoping for. But a debilitating run of injuries in the two years preceding the Games, meant he couldn’t recapture the form that had made him the world’s fastest man in the pool.
It was in 2011 that James Magnussen announced himself to the world at the Shanghai FINA World Championships. He won gold in the 100m freestyle, gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay and a silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay.
James Magnussen is a world-class athlete with a proven history of consistently high performance on the biggest stage. As one of world swimming’s toughest competitors, this guy is a contender while ever he is on the starting block.