At just 21-years-old James Connor is set to become a dual Olympian at the Rio Games, after being selected in the 10m platform.
The Victorian was the youngest male in the Australian diving team, at 17, at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Connor contested the 10m platform after finishing second to Matthew Mitcham at the Australian nomination trials. He finished 20th in the preliminary round and narrowly missed a berth in the semi-final.
In 2010 Connor was the youngest Australian male ever to compete in the 10m Platform at a Commonwealth Games when he finished ninth as a 15-year-old.
In the past 12 months he has had strong performances both at home and overseas, winning the Oceania Championships and the Australian 2015 World Cup Selection Trials. He also finished 13th at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Connor is on a college scholarship at Indiana University, where he's studying neuroscience.
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10m Platform Men
Clayton, VIC, Australia
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- 2012 London - 20th (10m Platform)
- 1st – 2015 Oceania Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
- 1st – 2015 World Cup Selection Trials (Melbourne, Australia)
- 13th – 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)
- Representing Australia at the 2012 London Olympics
- Qualifying for the Men's 3m individual final and finishing 11th at the 2015 FINA World Championships, Kazan, Russia
- Being given the opportunity to relocate to America to train with Coach Johansen and compete for Indiana University
- Mount View Primary School (VIC, Australia)
- Ormiston College (QLD, Australia), Caulfield Grammar School (VIC, Australia)
- Neuroscience, Indiana University, (2014-)
Drew Johansen (2014 - Current)
Ringwood Diving Club, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia
Victorian Institute of Sport
Primary Training Base
Indiana University, USA
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Favourite holiday destination
- Melbourne, Australia
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- Audi R8
- Personal Motto
- Hard work beats talent, if talent doesn't work hard.
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- I would spend my last $10 on
- If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
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- Matthew Mitcham winning gold in 2008 after performing the highest scoring dive in Olympic History in the final round
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