Senior A / James McRae

Senior Athletes
James McRae
Date of Birth 27/06/1987
Coach John Driessen
Height 194cm
Weight 96kgs
Hometown Monteith, Australia
Club Murray Bridge
James McRae grew up in South Australia’s Murray Bridge and started his international career competing with Matt Bolt in the double scull at the 2005 Junior World Championships. McRae worked his way up the ranks and was selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in the quad scull. The crew broke the world record in the heats but then went on to finish fourth in the final. McRae won a bronze medal in the quad sculls at the 2010 World Championships before becoming a World Champion in 2011, with the crew that he would go on to compete with at the London 2012 Olympic Games. In London, McRae, Daniel Noonan, Karsten Forsterling and Chris Morgan were fourth at the half way mark but had a strong finish to claim bronze. McRae started competing in the double sculls in 2014, taking two World Cup medals and bronze at the World Championships. In 2016, McRae was named in the Men's Quadruple Sculls.
Career Achievements
Class Year Race Position
M4x 2016 Rio Olympic Games Second Place
M4x 2016 World Rowing Cup 3 First Place
M4x 2016 World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M2x 2015 World Rowing Cup 3 Third Place
M2x 2015 World Rowing Cup 2 Second Place
M2X 2014 World Championships Third Place
M2X 2014 World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M2X 2014 World Rowing Cup 2 Third Place
M4X 2014 World Rowing Cup 1 Third Place
M2- 2013 World Rowing Cup 1 Second Place
M4X 2012 London Olympic Games Third Place
M4X 2011 World Championships First Place
M4X 2011 World Rowing Cup 3 Third Place
M4X 2010 World Championships Third Place
BM4X 2009 U23 World Championships Third Place