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Travis MAHONEY
Sport Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born24 Jul 1990 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.90 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Adelaide, SA, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration - Flinders University: Adelaide, SA, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming seriously at about age 16.
Why this sport?
"I swam as a young kid, but I was also playing basketball and tennis five times a week. I saw an opening in swimming because I had more of a natural talent for the sport."
Club / Team
Marion Swimming Club [AUS] / South Australian Sports Institute [SASI] :
Name of coach
Peter Bishop, AUS
International Debut
Year
2012
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Nicknames
Trav (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Hobbies
Watching sports, surfing, playing video games. (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing seventh in the 400m individual medley final of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Rohan Taylor. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Michael Klim. (gc2018.com, 01 Apr 2018)
Injuries
In January 2021 he was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis [DVT] in his leg. (Instagram profile, 17 Jun 2021)

He had glandular fever [mononucleosis] in 2011 and missed the trials for the Australian team ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games. (audioboom.com, 27 Jun 2016; swimming.org.au, 03 Mar 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"If it was easy, everyone would do it." (swimming.org.au, 01 Jan 2019)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the Olympic Games. (commonwealthgames.com.au, 01 Jan 2018)
Other information
STUDY SWITCH
He completed two years of a bachelor of science education degree at Deakin University in Melbourne, VIC, Australia, before switching to business administration in 2017 at Flinders University in Adelaide, SA. (LinkedIn profile, 01 Dec 2018)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Individual Medley 2:00.18
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 400m Individual Medley 4:15.48
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley  DNS
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:12.21
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke  DNS
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley  DNS
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.48
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 400m Individual Medley 4:09.59
7 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Backstroke 1:52.09
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 200m Individual Medley 1:55.98
3 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:07.27
2 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:59.46
72 2018   Overall Ranking  
4 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 1:52.04
4 2018 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:54.74
4 2018 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:08.09
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Backstroke 51.17
6 2018 Tokyo, JPN 200m Backstroke 1:52.27
4 2018 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:05.78
7 2018 Tokyo, JPN 100m Backstroke 51.29
6 2017 Eindhoven, NED 200m Individual Medley 1:56.68
8 2013 Beijing, CHN 200m Backstroke 1:58.46
3 2013 Beijing, CHN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.15
8 2013 Beijing, CHN 100m Backstroke 53.58
8 2013 Beijing, CHN 200m Individual Medley 2:00.31
1 2013 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.52
8 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Backstroke 1:58.95
7 2013 Doha, QAT 400m Individual Medley 4:15.28
8 2013 Doha, QAT 100m Backstroke 52.86
8 2013 Doha, QAT 200m Individual Medley 2:00.34
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 200m Backstroke 1:52.97
4 2013 Dubai, UAE 200m Individual Medley 1:57.07
5 2013 Dubai, UAE 100m Backstroke 52.55
3 2013 Dubai, UAE 400m Individual Medley 4:11.07
4 2013 Singapore, SGP 400m Individual Medley 4:07.27
4 2013 Singapore, SGP 200m Individual Medley 1:55.94
4 2013 Singapore, SGP 200m Backstroke 1:52.45
2 2013 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:32.75
6 2013 Tokyo, JPN 400m Individual Medley 4:08.43
1 2013 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.61