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Athlete profile
James Chapman



5 World Championships, 2 Olympic Games

  • 2012 London Olympic Games –
    SILVER MEDAL men’s coxless four
  • 2011 World Rowing Championships – SILVER MEDAL men’s coxed pair
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games –
    6th men's eight
  • 2007 World Rowing Championships –
    12th men's four
  • 2006 World Rowing Championships –
    4th men's eight
  • 2005 World Rowing Championships –
    9th men's four
  • 2003 World Rowing Championships –
    4th men's four

Nickname: Chappo
Home town: The Crag, Sydney
Place of residence: Sydney/AIS (Canberra)
Occupation: Corporate Analyst, Business Development (Westpac)
Club: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Began rowing: 1993
Date of birth: 02/11/79
Height: 190cms
Weight: 92kg
Favourite food: Brekky Burger from The Dish (Two Eggs, Bacon, Cheese, BBQ Sauce)
Favourite book: ASADA Handbook
Favourite movie: Snatch
Personal achievements: The 2004 team tracksuit design (in partnership with Cub), Rowing both Bow & Stroke side at World Championship level
School: Newington College, Sydney
Current coach: Tim McLaren and Brian Richardson
Institute/Academy: NSWIS/AIS
Rowing career highlight(s): Being the Olympic reserve in 2004 (also the lowlight), 4th in the World Championships 2003 (M4-), 2nd in the U23 World Championships 2000 (M8+), 1st in the King’s Cup 2004 (breaking the NSW drought of 20 years) and 4th in the World Championships 2006 (Men’s 8)
Professional goals: Graduate University, finish learning a language, don’t hesitate, take it, develop skills of Westpac between now and 2008 to be able to be an asset to the bank after the Olympic campaign
Sporting hero: Steve Waugh, Muhammad Ali and John Eales
Interests: Family, singing badly in the High Roller, bear hugging, surfing, my CB and music

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