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<p>RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - FEBRUARY 21: James Connor of Australia competes in the men's 3m springboard preliminary as part of the 2016 FINA Diving World Cup at Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre on February 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2016 FINA Diving World Cup is a test event for Rio 2016 Olympic Games.</p>
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James Connor

James Connor

Diving Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:00 AM 20 Aug (Rio)
Men's 10m Platform Semifinal

419.10 (15th)

419.10 (15th)


(Local) / 04:00 PM 19 Aug (Rio)
Men's 10m Platform Preliminary

457.05 (9th)

457.05 (9th)


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Athlete Biography

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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Olympic Information

  • 2012 London - 20th (10m Platform)

Recent Performances

  • 1st – 2015 Oceania Championships (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 1st – 2015 World Cup Selection Trials (Melbourne, Australia)
  • 13th – 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • 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

Education

  • Primary
    Mount View Primary School (VIC, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Ormiston College (QLD, Australia), Caulfield Grammar School (VIC, Australia)
  • Tertiary
    Neuroscience, Indiana University, (2014-)

Training

  • Coach
    Drew Johansen (2014 - Current)
  • Club
    Ringwood Diving Club, Ringwood, Victoria, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    Victorian Institute of Sport
  • Primary Training Base
    Indiana University, USA
  • Secondary Training Base
    Victoria, Australia

Q&A

Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite holiday destination
Melbourne, Australia
Favourite music
Rap
Dream car
Audi R8
Personal Motto
Hard work beats talent, if talent doesn't work hard.
Star Sign
Taurus
I would spend my last $10 on
Food
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Tennis
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Matthew Mitcham winning gold in 2008 after performing the highest scoring dive in Olympic History in the final round
Most Influential person in your career/life
My Parents