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GAMBIN James
Malta
MLT
JamesGambin
Date of Birth16/01/1999
Age16
Height193 cm/6'4"
Weight85kg/187lbs
GenderM
DateEventsResults
Preliminary Round Group DSpainESP 22 - 4 MLTMalta
Preliminary Round Group DMalta MLT 8 - 15 SVKSlovakia
Preliminary Round Group DSerbiaSRB 18 - 3 MLTMalta
Semifinal 13-16AzerbaijanAZE 8 - 7 MLTMalta
Classification 15-16UkraineUKR 13 - 8 MLTMalta

Profile

NicknameJamie
School, universitySan Andrea School, St Martin's College Sixth Form
Started competing2005
Language(s) spokenEnglish, Maltese (native), French
Club nameSliema ASC
CoachPeter Decesare
Hobbies

Water polo, football, table tennis, reading and going out with friends

Major sporting achievements

National Cross Country Championship - runner-up

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Winning the U15 league on the last day of the season by a large margin versus the other title contenders

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

Jamie practised a variety of sports from a young age. He began by playing football at his local club at the age of four and began swimming at six, but without a club.

He won best player of his age group at under-eight for football and also won best player at a Bolton Camp.

He started swimming at Neptunes WPSC at the age of eight and water polo two years later but only during the summer, since football dominated the winter season.

Jamie also has three years' experience in karate, reaching the rank of blue belt.

He trained with the national under-16 football team for a year and after that, and at age 15, moved to Balzan Youths.

He stopped playing football in February 2014 to focus on water polo.

After winning the age group league with Neptunes, he moved to Sliema where he has been training, as well as with  the national under-17 water polo team, since September 2015. 

Jamie was once named sportsman of the year at his school.

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