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Thomas Fraser-Holmes

Thomas Fraser-Holmes

Age

32

Place of Birth

NSW

Hometown

Newcastle

Junior Club

Charlestown swim club

Senior Club

Griffith University, Gold Coast

Coach

Michael Bohl

Olympic History

Rio 2016

London 2012

Career Events

Men's Swimming 200m Freestyle

Men's Swimming 200m Individual Medley

Men's Swimming 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay

Men's Swimming 400m Individual Medley

 

Thomas's Story

At the 2012 Olympic Trials in Adelaide, Thomas Fraser-Holmes won the 400m Individual Medley in impressive fashion. On the first night of competition he smashed Justin Norris' eight year Australian record by over three seconds (4:11.81). Two nights later he defended his 200m freestyle title from 2011 and swam a personal best time (1:46.88).

Making his Olympic debut at the London 2012 Games, Fraser-Holmes finished seventh in the finals of both the 400m individual medley and 200m freestyle. He was also fifth as a part of the Australian 4 x 200m freestyle team that missed out on the medal dais by 0.7secs.

Four years later Fraser-Holmes qualified for his Games and was the first swimmer to book a spot on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team when he claimed his seventh straight national 400m individual medley title (4:11.09) on the first night of 2015 Nationals. In a performance which brought down the house at the trials, Fraser-Holmes went on to secure a spot in the men’s 200m freestyle with a thrilling dead heat for gold with fellow Rio teammate Cam McEvoy in 1:45.63.

The Newcastle-born swimmer joined David McKeon, Dan Smith and Mack Horton in the 4x200m freestyle final where the team just missed out on a podium position. 

After finishing fifth in their heat, the quartet put in a gutsy effort in the final. Not leaving anything to chance, Fraser-Holmes took it out fast and led for the majority of the first leg, managing to split a 1:45.81. Horton anchored the team home and split a sizzling 1:45.37, touching an agonising 0.68 outside the medal positions in fourth with a total time of 7:04.18.

In his individual events, Fraser-Holmes finished sixth in both his semi-final of the 200m freestyle and the 400m individual medley final. 

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