Senior A / James McRae

Senior Athletes
James McRae
Date of Birth27/06/1987
CoachJohn Driessen
HometownMonteith, Australia
ClubMurray 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
M4x2016Rio Olympic Games Second Place
M4x2016World Rowing Cup 3 First Place
M4x2016World Rowing Cup 2 First Place
M2x2015World Rowing Cup 3 Third Place
M2x2015World Rowing Cup 2 Second Place
M2X2014World Championships Third Place
M2X2014World Rowing Cup 3 Second Place
M2X2014World Rowing Cup 2 Third Place
M4X2014World Rowing Cup 1 Third Place
M2-2013World Rowing Cup 1 Second Place
M4X2012London Olympic Games Third Place
M4X2011World Championships First Place
M4X2011World Rowing Cup 3 Third Place
M4X2010World Championships Third Place
BM4X2009U23 World Championships Third Place