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James Magnussen Biography – James Magnussen Wiki
James Magnussen is a former Australian swimmer. He is a two-time 100-metre Freestyle World Champion and Olympic medallist. He won seven gold, five silver and three bronze medals spanning Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Championships.
Nicknamed The Missile, Magnussen became a household name in 2011 at the age of 20 when he won the 100-metre freestyle at the World Champions in Shanghai, at 47.10. He was the first Australian to win the men’s 100m freestyle world title.
He retired from swimming in June 2019 after gold at the Brisbane Commonwealth Games in 2018, and his time of 47.10 is the fifth fastest 100-metre freestyle swim in history.
Since leaving professional sport Magnussen has started a gym gear business called Habitual Equipment, which offers professional-grade gym gear. The business theme is making habits habitual with sporting and recreation endeavours.
James Magnussen Age
Former Olympic swimmer James Magnussen was born on 11 April 1991 in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.
James Magnussen Wife
Is James Magnussen married? He is not married and therefore doesn’t have a wife.
James Magnussen Partner
James Magnussen is engaged to his longtime partner, model and lawyer Rose McEvoy. She is a model and senior lawyer at Brown Wright Stein Lawyers. The couple met through mutual swimming acquaintances along with the help of her father, who is a prominent physiotherapist.
Magnussen went public with his girlfriend Rose McEvoy in February 2015, by sharing loved up snaps on their social media sites. He posted a picture of the two of them which he captioned, “Had an awesome weekend celebrating my girlfriends birthday. How good does she look?”
McEvoy uploaded a picture of herself cuddling up with her beau on her 21st birthday. She wrote: “Celebrating my 21st birthday with my beautiful man @james_maggie ! Thank you to all my wonderful friends and family who spoiled me and made it a fun night!”
When asked by GQ magazine in 2013 whether he was dating anyone, Magnussen was clearly only focused on his swimming career.
“I’ve always enjoyed the company of women but they certainly haven’t been a major focus for me and if I spent too long chasing girls it’d distract my focus on swimming,” he told GQ. “Women weaken legs, isn’t that the expression?”
Magnussen split with his former girlfriend, Andrea Patrulescu, in early 2013 after an 18-month relationship.
James Magnussen Dancing With The Stars
Olympic medallist James Magnussen is a contestant on Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) 2023. He was partnered with Natalie Lowe, dancing for Bear Cottage. He signed up to Dancing With The Stars to “get another opportunity to enjoy that adrenaline rush of performing under bright lights with a big audience. It’s the one thing I miss most in retirement from swimming.”
Do you have any fears going into the show?
My biggest fear is a very basic one: I won’t be able to learn how to dance in the short time frame!
Do you have any previous injuries that you need to consider?
I’ve had a shoulder reconstruction as well as back and hip injuries.
What do you think you’ll get out of the experience?
The buzz of performing live while also learning a new skill that will make me less awkward on dance floors for the rest of my life!
How do you think you’ll cope with the criticism of the judges?
Should be sweet. I haven’t experienced it before but it’s not like I’m an expert in dancing or have an opinion on technique.
Do you have any fun dancing anecdotes?
I always get chosen for crowd participation at events. The last time this happened I had to get up and dance with belly dancers at a Brazilian restaurant. It was a disaster!
What do you think your dance partner’s biggest challenge will be?
Getting my large frame to look less awkward.
Who’s your biggest threat to win the show?
Take your pick! There are a dozen other talented celebrities who have probably had more experience than me.
James Magnussen Height
Retired Australian swimmer James Magnussen stands at a height of 6 feet 7 inches (2 m tall).
James Magnussen Net Worth
James Magnussen’s net worth is estimated to be $4 million. In 2022, Magnussen listed his longtime Drummoyne apartment he shared with partner Rose McEvoy. The Olympic medal-winning swimmer bought the apartment in the 1999-built Marina Point development at Birkenhead Point in 2012. He paid $935,000 for the apartment. It sold for $910,000 in 2007. Ray White agent Chris Wilkins had a June 15 auction without any price guide, but a list of comparables ranging between $1.4 million and $1.725 million.
James Magnussen Family
Retired Olympic swimmer James Magnussen is the son of Robert and Donna Magnussen. His father’s side of the family is from Norway. James Magnussen’s family has always stressed the importance of his Norwegian heritage. And with a family tree that has been maintained over generations by relatives in Norway, Magnussen has appreciated it.
“We can trace our family tree back quite easily and it’s definitely something very interesting,” Magnussen told The Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s good to keep ties with the family over in Norway just in terms [of a] historical point of view.”
“It’s certainly something that I think is important, to know where you’ve come from and a little bit of family history and it’s interesting to get over there and meet that side of the family.”
Magnussen travelled to Norway for six weeks after he finished high school to meet relatives and discover more about his father’s side of the family. It was a journey that stoked a genuine interest in his family history, one that was inherited from his father and grandfather.
James Magnussen Brother
He has a younger brother, Daniel Magnussen.
James Magnussen Gay
Is James Magnussen gay? He is not gay. He is dating model Rose McEvoy. His former girlfriend is Andrea Patrulescu.
James Magnussen’s Instagram handle is @james.magnussen.