Josh Beaver

Joshua Beaver made his Olympic debut at the Rio 2016 Games, competing in the men’s 100m and 200m backstroke. 

He placed seventh in his 100m backstroke semi-final and fifth in the 200m backstroke semi-final.

Beaver booked his Games debut when he swum race of his life in the 200m backstroke at the 2015 Nationals, clocking 1:56.19. He had just missed a direct qualifying time in the 100m, finishing 0.18 seconds outside the nomination cut off.

Beaver overcame major shoulder surgery and a hernia operation between 2012 and 2014 to make it to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow where he claimed a silver in the 200m backstroke and a bronze in the 100m backstroke. 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

100m Backstroke - Men
Heats 53.47 Q 3
Semifinals 53.95 7
Final Placing 13 / 39
200m Backstroke - Men
Heats 1:56.65 Q 4
Semifinals 1:56.57 5
Final Placing 10 / 26