Participants

James MCKECHNIE

James MCKECHNIE
    Swimming
Birth Date:  30 Jun 1995
Place of Birth:  NORTH ADELAIDE
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  22
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  197
Weight (Kg):  87

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
SWM Swimming Men's 50m Breaststroke 5

James MCKECHNIE - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Sun, 8 Apr 10:50
Men's 50m Breaststroke Heat 3
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 20:19
Men's 50m Breaststroke Semifinal 1
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 21:07
Gold Medal Event Men's 50m Breaststroke Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Occupation: Student (LinkedIn, 8 Mar 2018)
Education: Engineering at University of Adelaide, SA, Australia
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Stephen GARNER (bunyippress.com.au, 7 Mar 2018)


Additional information

SURPRISE
After completing the third-fastest heat time in Australian history in the 50m breaststroke at the Australian Swimming Trials for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, he believed it was a computing error. "I thought it said 27.6, but it said 27.0, and I haven’t dropped a whole second in a swim in years." After finishing second in the final, his initial plan to head home after the session also quickly changed. "They said they needed me to wait around for the announcement of the team. When it was announced, I was just ecstatic." (bunyippress.com.au, 7 Mar 2018)


PROJECT
Had an engineering work experience at the South Australian Sports Institute, to design and provide a rowing training apparatus which allows athletes to row at a higher stroke rate, whilst producing a lower power output, resulting in less fatigue. (LinkedIn, 8 Mar 2018)


AWARDS
In 2014, received the South Australian Sports Institute Talented Athlete Award, after getting a medal at the National Age Championships in Year 12. (starplex.com.au, 2 Sep 2016)
Added to Trinity College Hall of Fame in September 2016. (starplex.com.au, 2 Sep 2016; sasi.sa.gov.au, 2014)


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Legend

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

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