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Full Name James Magnussen
Date of Birth April 11, 1991
Age 32 years, 10 months, 24 days
Birthplace Australia
Country Australia
Horoscope Aries

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James Magnussen Biography

James Magnussen is one of the most popular and richest Swimmer who was born on April 11, 1991 in Australia, Australia. One of Australia’s best-known swimmers, he won the silver medal in the 100 m freestyle at the 2012 London Olympics.

Stephanie Rice was another Australian swimmer representing the country in international competition.

Shortly after the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Magnussen competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. In the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, Magnussen won a gold medal with Kyle Richardson, Eamon Sullivan, and Tommaso D’Orsogna in a time of 3:13.92. At year’s end, Magnussen competed at the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Dubai, and was part of the Australian team that finished 5th in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay.

At the 2010 Australian Swimming Championships, Magnussen placed third in the 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 49.43, thus qualifying for the national team.

He was born in Port Macquarie, in New South Wales, Australia.

NameJames Magnussen
First NameJames
Last NameMagnussen
OccupationSwimmer
BirthdayApril 11
Birth Year1991
Place of BirthAustralia
Home Town
Birth CountryAustralia
Birth SignAries
Full/Birth Name
ParentsRobert Magnussen, Donna Magnussen
SiblingsDaniel Magnussen
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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At the 2011 Australian Swimming Championships, Magnussen qualified for the national team by winning the 100-metre freestyle in a time of 48.29.

James Magnussen Net Worth

James Magnussen is one of the richest Swimmer from Australia. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, James Magnussen's net worth $3-5 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

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.

Net Worth (2024)$5 Million*
Net Worth in 2023$3 Million*
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeSwimmer
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
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At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Magnussen won a total of two medals, one silver and one bronze. In his first event, the 4×100-metre freestyle, Magnussen and his three other relay team members came fourth behind France, United States and Russia, despite being the favourites. As the lead-off leg, Magnussen recorded a time of 48.03, much slower than the 47.49 he led off in Shanghai. In the 100-metre freestyle final, Magnussen came in second by one-hundredth of a second to American swimmer Nathan Adrian 47.53 to 47.52, winning the silver medal. Overall, he said in an interview after his swim he swam his best but unfortunately it wasn’t enough. In the 50-metre freestyle, Magnussen failed to advance to the final, finishing with a time of 22.00 in the semifinals. Issues pertaining to Magnussen’s behaviour before and during the 2012 London Summer Olympics became apparent, due to reports that his Australian Swim Team teammates ultimately cheered upon his defeat in the 100-metre freestyle final. Magnussen was accused of harassing other teammates and having a “big head” during the games. There were also some complaints about the 100 metre relay team, dubbed the Weapons of Mass Destruction, who were called “out of control” by fellow swimmers.

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 the 100-metre freestyle final, Magnussen had a drastic change of tactics compared to his swims in Shanghai. At the first 50, Magnussen had a swift split of 22.68, and came back in 24.42. In the 100-metre freestyle final in Shanghai, he went out in 22.94 and came back in 24.69. Thus, Magnussen was more aggressive in the first 50-metres. Magnussen has stated he does plan on targeting César Cielo’s world record of 46.91 in the 100-metre freestyle. After topping the heats (22.19) and semifinals (21.87) in the 50-metre freestyle, Magnussen won the final in a time of 21.74, the fastest any Australian has ever been in textile swimwear in that event. Prior to this competition, Magnussen’s personal best in the 50-metre freestyle was 22.41.

James Magnussen's Height & Physical Stats

James Magnussen height 6 ft 6 in James weight 207 lbs & body measurements will update soon.

Height6 ft 6 in
Weight207 lbs
Body MeasurementsUnder Review
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At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Magnussen won a total of three medals, two golds and one silver. In his first event, the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, Magnussen won gold with Matthew Targett, Matthew Abood, and Eamon Sullivan in a time of 3:11.00. As the lead-off swimmer, he had a time of 47.49. Magnussen’s lead-off time eclipsed Pieter van den Hoogenband’s (unofficial) pre-polyurethane suit record of 47.84, and, at the time, was the fastest swim ever over that distance by a swimmer not wearing the now-banned suit. Four days later, Magnussen became the first Australian man to win the 100-metre freestyle at a World Championships, with a time of 47.63 seconds. At the first 50 in the 100-metre freestyle, Magnussen was in fifth place in 22.94, but came back fastest in 24.69 for the win. After the race, Magnussen said, “When I get back to Australia, I will be relaxing with my friends, and it will sound amazing to be called a world champion. It has been six weeks since I have gotten a good night’s sleep. No Australian has won this race at the world championships before, so it is good to be in the same club as the legends of this sport.” On the final night of competition, Magnussen won a silver medal in the 4×100-metre medley relay with, Hayden Stoeckel, Brenton Rickard, and Geoff Huegill in a time of 3:32.26. Swimming the freestyle leg, Magnussen had a split of 47.00, by far the fastest in the field and was almost enough to overtake the gold winning Americans for 1st place.

The Australian team swept the medal table in the 100 metre freestyle at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with Magnussen winning gold. He also won two medals for relay events and bronze in the 50 metre freestyle.

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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 4×100-metre freestyle relay, with the team finishing fourth place, repeating their result from the 2012 Olympics. Swimming the lead-off, Magnussen recorded a split of 48.00, finishing behind American Nathan Adrian for the second-best opening leg. Going into the relay, Magnussen held the top 100-metre freestyle time of 2013 with a 47.53 but like 2012, was not able to replicate his in-season time.

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James Ranked on the list of most popular Swimmer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in Australia. James Magnussen celebrates birthday on April 11 of every year.

At the 2014 Australian Championships, Magnussen was favorite to win after posting 6 times under 48 seconds. In the final Magnussen swam a time of 47.92, but was beaten by Cameron McEvoy who won in 47.65. However, he did qualify for the Commonwealth Games. He blamed his loss on chasing the world record instead of sticking to his race plan.

Why did James Magnussen fail SAS?

The Directing Staff (DS) explained that he hadn’t opened up enough emotionally and they wouldn’t want to go into battle alongside him.

What did James Magnussen do at London Olympics?

James Magnussen – Australia’s much-hyped swimmer at the time – was the unbackable favourite going into the 100 metre freestyle final at the 2012 London Olympics. In a huge upset, he lost to American Nathan Adrian by the narrowest of margins, finishing with a silver medal around his neck.

What happened to James Magnussen in London?

Soon after the 2012 London Olympics, Magnussen was caught up in a drug scandal with a number of his swimming teammates. On a night out with Eamon Sullivan, Matt Targett, James Roberts, Tommaso D’Orsogna and Cameron McEvoy, the group took the sleeping drug – and banned substance – Stilnox.

How tall is Magnussen?

6′ 6″

How many people have passed SAS Australia?

Tonight, the DS (directorial staff) make their selection on who passed the course, with only four people having passed in SAS Australia history.

Key Events

  1. James Magnussen (born 11 April 1991) is a retired Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist. He was the 2011 and 2013 100-metre freestyle world champion, and holds the record for the fifth fastest swim in history in the 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 47.10, which until 2016 also stood as the fastest swim in textile swimwear material..

  2. 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. .

  3. Shortly after the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Magnussen competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. In the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, Magnussen won a gold medal with Kyle Richardson, Eamon Sullivan, and Tommaso D'Orsogna in a time of 3:13.92. At year's end, Magnussen competed at the 2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Dubai, and was part of the Australian team that finished 5th in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay..

  4. At the 2011 Australian Swimming Championships, Magnussen qualified for the national team by winning the 100-metre freestyle in a time of 48.29..

  5. At the 2011 World Aquatics Championships, Magnussen won a total of three medals, two golds and one silver. In his first event, the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, Magnussen won gold with Matthew Targett, Matthew Abood, and Eamon Sullivan in a time of 3:11.00..

  6. 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..

  7. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Magnussen won a total of two medals, one silver and one bronze..

  8. In the 50-metre freestyle, Magnussen failed to advance to the final, finishing with a time of 22.00 in the semifinals. Issues pertaining to Magnussen's behaviour before and during the 2012 London Summer Olympics became apparent, due to reports that his Australian Swim Team teammates ultimately cheered upon his defeat in the 100-metre freestyle final. Magnussen was accused of harassing other teammates and having a "big head" during the games. There were also some complaints about the 100 metre relay team, dubbed the Weapons of Mass Destruction, who were called "out of control" by fellow swimmers..

  9. Going into the relay, Magnussen held the top 100-metre freestyle time of 2013 with a 47.53 but like 2012, was not able to replicate his in-season time. .

  10. 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..

  11. At the 2014 Australian Championships, Magnussen was favorite to win after posting 6 times under 48 seconds..

  12. The Australian team swept the medal table in the 100 metre freestyle at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with Magnussen winning gold..

  13. He also won two medals for relay events and bronze in the 50 metre freestyle. A lower back injury disrupted his 2014 season, and he also had a shoulder injury which required surgery in 2015..

  14. 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. .

  15. 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..

  16. He retired on 5 June 2019..

  17. In 2020, it was announced Magnussen would be participating the Seven Network's reality program SAS Australia..

  18. In 2023, it was announced Magnussen would be participating the twentieth series of Dancing with the Stars..