Jesse Phillips

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Jesse Phillips
Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Born (1986-07-26) 26 July 1986 (age 30)
Perth, Western Australia,
Residence Perth, Western Australia,
Height 1.89 m (6 ft 2 12 in)
Weight 83 kg (183 lb)
Sport Canoeing
Event(s) Sprint canoe
Club Bayswater Paddle Sports Club[1]
Team Double Down Under
Coached by Ramon Andersson[1]
Achievements and titles
World finals 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
Olympic finals London 2012
Highest world ranking 6
Personal best(s) 31.735 seconds

Jesse Phillips (born July 26, 1986 in Perth, Western Australia) is an Australian sprint canoeist.[1][2] He is a five-time national champion (2010-2014) in the men's kayak doubles (200 m), and a member of the Bayswater Paddle Sports Club, under his personal coach Ramon Andersson.[1][3] Phillips has also studied towards a bachelor's degree in media at Murdoch University but deferred due to Olympic qualification and selection commitments.[3]

Phillips qualified for the men's K-2 200 metres at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, by placing in the 2012 ICF Oceania Qualification Tournament in Penrith, New South Wales.[4][5] Phillips and his partner Stephen Bird finished sixth in the final by four hundredths of a second (0.04) behind the Argentine pair Miguel Correa and Rubén Voisard, with a time of 35.315 seconds.[6][7]

In early 2013 after his first Olympic Games, Jesse alongside doubles partner Stephen Bird commenced as sponsored ambassadors with Perth-based contractor Brierty.

Acting career[edit]

In 2002 Jesse started an acting career with the WA Youth Theatre Company whilst in production of Reg Cribb's 'This Endless Shore' at the Fremantle based Victoria Hall. Phillips went on to be a prolific presence on Perth stages and screens with many works in musicals (including Grease, Footloose, Chicago) and student short films. His feature film credits include Woody Island (2010) and The Director's Cut (2009). His most recent performance was as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream in February 2013 for Fringe World.

Frog Management has represented Phillips since 2010.


  1. ^ a b c d "Jesse Phillips". London 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Jesse Phillips". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Australian Olympic Team – Jesse Phillips". Australian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Phillips and Bird fly with a winning formula". Infostrada Sports. Oceania Canoe Federation. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 – Young guns win on bumper final day". Australian Olympic Committee. 4 March 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's Kayak Double (K2) 200m Final A". London 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Russia destroy field to take men's K2 200". ABC News Australia. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 

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