Birth Date:  20 May 1997
Place of Birth:  Winchester
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  20
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  170

James HEATLY - Schedule

Time Event Status
Wed, 11 Apr 10:07
Men's 1m Springboard Preliminary
Wed, 11 Apr 19:07
Gold Medal Event Men's 1m Springboard Final
Thu, 12 Apr 10:07
Men's 3m Springboard Preliminary
Thu, 12 Apr 19:07
Gold Medal Event Men's 3m Springboard Final
Fri, 13 Apr 11:43
Gold Medal Event Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 3m Springboard 8 393.35
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 1m Springboard 9 345.60

World Championships
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 1m Springboard 9 374.50

Nickname: Jimmy (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)

Walking the dog (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)

Occupation: Athlete (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)
Education: Sports development and coaching at Edinburgh College, Granton, Scotland
Languages spoken: English

CLUB: Jennifer LEEMING (ENG) (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)

Sporting relatives

Grandfather Sir Peter HEATLY (SCO) won three gold, and took a silver and bronze for diving at the Auckland 1950, Vancouver 1954 and Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games. Cousin Christine BLACK (nee HEATLY) (SCO) took bronze for Scotland in badminton mixed doubles event with William Allan GILLILAND (SCO) at Edinburgh 1986 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017;, 14 Nov 2017)


Knee surgery in 2015, with an extra bit of bone removed. Lower back problems in his career. (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017;, 2 Dec 2015; Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)

Reason: Grandfather, Sir Peter HEATLY, was a triple Commonwealth gold medallist and two-time Olympian in diving. He suggested James try it after watching him dive into their pool in their backyard when they lived in the United States. (Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Ambition: "To win an Olympic medal." (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)
Memorable: Gold in 3m springboard at 2015 European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. Bronze in synchronised 3m springboard with Freddie WOODWARD (GBR) at 2017 European Championships in Ukraine. Making final in 1m springboard at 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)
Hero: Grandfather Sir Peter HEATLY (SCO). “I wouldn't have started diving if it wasn't for him and he always used to give me advice." (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)
Influence: “My coach (Jenny LEEMING), because I have had her for almost my whole career.? (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017)
Ritual: Good breakfast, listening to music and playing games on phone. (Athlete, 6 Nov 2017; Athlete, 11 Dec 2017)
Additional information

Grandfather, Sir Peter HEATLY, is Scotland's most successful diver and was inducted posthumously into the International Swimming Hall of Fame. (, 22 Jun 2017)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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