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Athlete profile
James McRae

3 World Championships, 2 Olympic Games

  • 2012 London Olympic Games –
    BRONZE MEDAL men’s quad scull
  • 2011 World Rowing Championships – GOLD MEDAL men’s quad scull
  • 2010 World Rowing Championships –
    BRONZE MEDAL men’s quad scull
  • 2008 Beijing Olympic Games –
    4th men's quad scull
  • 2007 World Rowing Championships –
    10th men's quad scull

Name: James McRae
Nickname: Jimmy
Born: Adelaide
Lives: Adelaide
Occupation: Student, entrepreneur,
Club Affiliation: Murray Bridge
Began Rowing: Murray Bridge, 1999
Date of Birth: 27/06/1987
Height: 194cm
Weight: 95kg
Favourite Food: Savoury Slice from McCue’s Bakery
Favourite Book: Game of Thrones series
Favourite Movie: The Prestige
Personal Achievements: Getting Dan Noonan onto two Olympic teams.
School: Unity College, Murray Bridge
Current Coach: Jason Lane, John Bentley, Gordon Coon
Institute/Academy: SASI, Murray Bridge Centre for Excellence
Rowing Career Highlight(s): 2012 Olympics (Bronze Medal), 2011 World Championships (Gold Medal), 2006 Australian Youth Cup Division 2 Pair (Gold Medal)
Professional Goals: Finish university studies, get a job or become perpetual student, buy a puppy.
Hobbies: Australian pre-decimal currency, partial differential equations, Fourier series, general magic.
Favourite Sporting Team: 1920 South Australian King’s Cup crew.
Famous Relatives: Future wife is a Serbian tennis player.
What would you do if you won $10 million? Invest in Cleanseas shares, buy a 1930 Penny and then live off of the interest.
If I could live anywhere in the world it would be: Rooty Hill

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