McEvoy in Kazan 2015
|Full name||Cameron McEvoy|
"Big Boy McEvoy"
|Born||13 May 1994|
Gold Coast, Queensland
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
McEvoy swam in the heats of the 4 × 100 m freestyle and 4 × 200 m freestyle relays at the 2012 Olympics in London. Australia went on to finish in fourth and fifth place, respectively. At the 2013 and 2015 World Aquatics Championships he has won a total of four medals, including the silver medal in the 100-metre freestyle in 2015.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, he won six medals. A month later at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, he won five medals including the gold medal in the 100-metre freestyle. He also won national titles in the 100- and 200-metre freestyle in 2014 and 2015.
At the 2016 National Championships and Olympic trials, McEvoy qualified for the Olympics in the 200-metre freestyle, by finishing first, tied with Thomas Fraser-Holmes. He also qualified in the 100-metre freestyle by winning the race. His time of 47.04 broke the Australian and Commonwealth records and is the fastest time ever in a textile swimsuit. He qualified for a third individual event when he won the 50-metre freestyle in a new personal best of 21.44. In addition, McEvoy also qualified for the Olympic team in the 4x100m, 4x200m freestyle relays & 4x100m medley relay. Leading up to the games, he dropped the 200m freestyle to focus on being his freshest for the relays.
McEvoy is a physics and mathematics student at Griffith University. At the 2016 Olympic trials he gained attention by wearing a swim cap with the signal of two merging black holes to celebrate the first observation of gravitational waves that had been announced two months earlier. The year before he wore a cap showing a Feynman diagram of a positron and an electron annihilating.
Career best times
|50 m freestyle||21.44||2016 Australian Championships|
|100 m freestyle||47.04||AR, CR, OC||2016 Australian Championships|
|200 m freestyle||1:45.46||2014 Australian Championships|
|50 m freestyle||20.75||AR, OC||2015 Australian Short Course Championships|
|100 m freestyle||46.19||AR, OC||2016 Australian Short Course Championships|
|200 m freestyle||1:40.80||AR, CR (shared), OC||2015 Australian Short Course Championships|
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (men)
- List of Commonwealth Games medallists in swimming (men)
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