James took bronze in the 1m Springboard event at Gold Coast 2018, Scotland’s first Diving medal since James’s grandfather, Sir Peter Heatly, won gold in the 10m Platform in 1958.
A World Junior Championships bronze medallist, James represented Team Scotland at Glasgow 2014 at age 17, finishing in the top 10 in both 1m and 3m Springboard. He went on to win gold in the 3m Springboard and silver in the Men’s 3m Synchro at the inaugural European Games in Baku in 2015, also taking Mixed Synchro silver at the FINA World Series in London the same year.
He took multiple medals at both the 2017 and 2018 British Championships, recorded a top 10 finish at the 2017 World Championships and won bronze in Men’s 3m Synchro at the 2017 European Championships.
James’s grandfather, Sir Peter Heatly, was an Olympian and won five Commonwealth Games medals including three gold in consecutive Games in the 1950s. In December 2017, James equalled his grandfather’s 27 Scottish National titles as he won gold in the 1m, 3m and 10m events.
- Date of Birth 20/05/1997
- Birth Place Winchester
- Hometown Edinburgh
- Lives Edinburgh
- Coach Jen Leeming
- Club Edinburgh Diving Club
- Commonwealth Games Representation 2014, 2018
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