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Cameron MCEVOY
Sport Swimming
NOC Australia   
GenderMen
Born13 May 1994 in Benowa, AUS
Height1.83 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Mathematics, Physics - Griffith University: Australia
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five at a learn-to-swim class in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia.
Why this sport?
He followed his brother into the sport.
Club / Team
TSS Aquatic [AUS] / Griffith University [AUS]:
Name of coach
Michael Bohl [Griffith], AUS; Chris Nesbit [TSS], GBR
General Interest
Nicknames
Cam, The Professor (news.com.au, 27 Aug 2016; goldcoast.com.au, 13 Jan 2012; Instagram profile, 09 Feb 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold in the 100m freestyle at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (results.gc2018.com, 27 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe. (swimwearshack.com.au, 18 Oct 2012)
Awards and honours
He received the People's Choice Award at the 2014 Swimmer of the Year Awards in Australia. (swimswam.com, 22 Dec 2014)
Famous relatives
His grandfather Barney McEvoy played rugby league for New South Wales in Australia. (olympics.com.au, 27 Mar 2012)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (swimswam.com, 18 Jun 2018)
Other information
NEW COACH
In June 2018 he parted ways with long-time coach Richard Scarce after evaluating his own performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. In August 2018 he began training at TSS Aquatic in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, under British coach Chris Nesbit, with a view to improving his performance at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "It's a very emotional process [speaking in 2018]. I want to take my time to trial different methods and put myself in the best position possible leading into Tokyo 2020. The training I am doing [under Nesbit] is all revolved around the type of physiology I want by the time Tokyo comes around, it is all a building process. It is all optimised to my body and how my body reacts to certain types of training and it is that optimisation which lured me [to Nesbit] in the first place. So Tokyo is in the centre frame at the moment." (tweeddailynews.com.au, 27 Sep 2018; swimswam.com, 08 Sep 2018; sbs.com.au, 06 Jul 2018; swimswam.com, 18 Jun 2018)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
He served as an ambassador for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia. (swimswam.com, 06 Sep 2016)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
24 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 48.72
29 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.31
3 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Semifinal 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 50m Freestyle 21.89
7 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 100m Freestyle 48.12
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.37
3 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
4 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
5 2012 London, ENG 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay  
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 21.88
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.22
2 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 21.81
4 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 47.92
7 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
8 2015 Kazan, RUS 200m Freestyle 1:47.26
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 47.95
3 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:05.34
2 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:30.08
7 2013 Barcelona, ESP 200m Freestyle 1:46.63
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Freestyle 47.88
4 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.58
2 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Freestyle 46.69
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.02
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.49
5 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:53.05
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:24.65
4 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:23.92
8 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:33.19
6 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.09
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 200m Freestyle 1:43.37
5 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 46.66
6 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 21.15
5 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:06.48
6 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:22.86
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2019 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 22.04
1 2019 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:24.89
22 2017   Overall  
8 2017 Beijing, CHN 200m Freestyle 1:46.01
4 2017 Beijing, CHN 50m Freestyle 21.36
1 2017 Beijing, CHN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:30.81
2 2017 Singapore, SGP 400m Freestyle 3:41.24
2 2017 Singapore, SGP 50m Freestyle 21.32
4 2017 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 46.91
1 2017 Singapore, SGP 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.34
4 2017 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.06
1 2017 Tokyo, JPN 200m Freestyle 1:43.37
1 2017 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:29.97
27 2012   Overall  
37 2011   Overall  
2 2011 Singapore, SGP 200m Freestyle 1:44.45
1 2011 Singapore, SGP 100m Freestyle 47.33