Born May 13, 1994 Cameron McEvoy is an Australian swimmer and 2012 and 2016 Olympian. McEvoy was born is from the Gold Coast, Australia and trains with QAS under Coach Richard Scarce. He is about six-feet tall, and specializes in the 100m and 200m freestyles.
McEvoy studies physics at Griffith University with the hopes of becoming an astronaut.
In addition to his international successes, some of his Australian career highlights include winning the Australian nationals and breaking Ian Thorpe’s 100m freestyle record in the 16-year-old and 17-year-old age groups. He’s also the fifth-fastest 100m freestyle swimmers of all time.
McEvoy is studying physics, his other passion – he’s most inspired by the 1965 Nobel prize-winning physicist, Richard Feynman. One of his biggest superstitions is making sure to knock on wood after saying something like, “I never get sick.” McEvoy is also a huge Los Angeles Lakers fan, and he once met Kobe Bryant and gave him a pair of “Australian swimmers”.
🏊2016 Rio Olympics
In his first final in Rio, McEvoy anchored the 400 meter freestyle relay bring the Australian team home to a bronze medal. His split of 47.00 was the second fastest of all the swimmers, behind only Nathan Adrian of the United States.
He picked up another bronze medal for his efforts in the heats of the 4×100 meter medley relay. He joined Mitch Larkin, Jake Packard and David Morgan to qualify for the finals, where McEvoy was replaced by Kyle Chamlers.
In his individual events, McEvoy finished 7th in the 100 meter freestyle final in 48.12. He finished 11th in the 50 meter freestyle semi-finals in 21.89. McEvoy pulled out of the 200 meter freestyle to rest for his main event, the 100 meters freestyle.
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