James Marburg

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James Marburg
2008 Australian Olympic team 061 - Sarah Ewart.jpg
Personal information
Nationality Australian
Born (1982-12-27) 27 December 1982 (age 35)
Terang, Victoria
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) (2008)
Weight 94 kg (207 lb) (2008)
Country  Australia
Sport Rowing
Event(s) Coxless four
Club Melbourne University Boat Club
Achievements and titles
Olympic finals 2008 Beijing Olympics

James Marburg (born 27 December 1982) is an Australian retired rower. He is a dual Olympian, Olympic silver medallist and has represented Australia at World Rowing Championships.


Marburg attended St Patrick's College, Ballarat. He undertook undergraduate studies at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and legal studies at University of Melbourne. Since 2017 he has been a solicitor at Gilbert + Tobin Melbourne.

Club and national rowing[edit]

Marburg's senior rowing was done from the Melbourne University Boat Club.

He was selected in the Victorian state representative VIIIs who raced for the King's Cup at the Australian Rowing Championships on eight consecutive occasions from 2005 to 2012. Those Victorian crews saw a King's Cup victories in 2006 and 2007.

International representative rowing[edit]

In 2008 Marburg was selected in the Men's Coxless Four, with Francis Hegerty, Matt Ryan and Cameron McKenzie-McHarg. The crew won their event at the first world cup regatta in Lucerne, Switzerland. The crew then turned their attention to the Olympic Qualification Regatta in Poznan. Ryan was struck down by illness and had to be replaced for the race by Terrence Alfred and the crew achieved qualification for the Olympic Games.[1] In Beijing, the crew led for a large part of the race before placing second behind the race favourites from Great Britain to take the silver medal.[2]

Marburg was selected in an unchanged men's coxless four for the 2009 World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland and won a silver medal.[3]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Marburg and team-mate Brodie Buckland reached the final of the men's pair.[4]

Marburg's Olympic crews : 2008 IV (l); 2012 pair in their final (r)


  1. ^ </Marburg's Olympic career
  2. ^ "Olympic Games – Australian Rowing History". www.rowinghistory-aus.info. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "World Championships – Australian Rowing History". www.rowinghistory-aus.info. Retrieved 6 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "London 2012 pair without coxswain 2 men - Olympic Rowing". Olympic.org. 3 June 2017. Retrieved 28 November 2017. 

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