Jack Burnell earned the first named quota place for the 2016 Olympic Games with his fifth place finish at the World Championships in 2015 and made his debut in Rio.
Burnell raced against the best in Rio as he competed in the Marathon Swimming event that began from the Copacabana Beach.
Earlier in 2016 Jack placed himself on the European Open Water Championship podium as he claimed silver in the 10km in Hoorn, Netherlands.
The 2015 World Championships in Kazan saw Jack Burnell record his best major international performance to date when he finished fifth in the 10km marathon.
Burnell (England) recorded two top ten finishes at the European Championships in Berlin back in 2014, a sixth and seventh place finish in the 10km and 5km team respectively. Earlier in the year he claimed a bronze at the British Champs in 1500m Freestyle at Glasgow’s Tollcross pool.
His first World Championships was a saw continued progress, finishing just 15 seconds behind the first place finisher in 15th in the 10km.
He secured a top 10 finish with eighth at the second leg of the FINA Marathon Swimming World Cup in Argentina before sealing a spot on the open water team bound for the Barcelona World Championships with a fourth-place finish at the Portuguese Nationals.
Jack landed his first British Champs podium finish with 1500m Freestyle bronze at the London Aquatics Centre in 2012 before turning his attention to open water for the 2013 season.
His first international stripes came in 2010, finishing fourth in the 1500m Freestyle at the 2010 European Junior Championships in Helsinki, having placed seventh in his first British Gas Swimming Championship final over the same distance earlier in the year.
|10km Open Water||2015 - Kazan||1:50:05.8||5th|
|10km Open Water||2013 - Barcelona||1:49:30.6||15th|
|10km||2016 - Abu Dhabi||1:47:47.00||Silver|
|10km||2015 - Hungary||1:41:41.93||Gold|
|10km||2015 - Mexico||1:42:06.00||Gold|
|10km||2015 - Abu Dhabi||1:57:53.60||Silver|
|10km Open Water||2016 - Hoorn||1:55:21.20||Silver|
|10km Open Water||2014 - Berlin||1:50:04.1||6th|
|5km Open Water||2014 - Berlin||58:06.5||7th|
|1500m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||15:22.10||6th|
|400m Individual Medley||2015 - London||4:27.19||8th|
|400m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||3:56.77||14th|
|1500m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||15:14.64||Bronze|
|400m Freestyle||2013 - Sheffield||3:55.97||12th|
|800m Freestyle||2013 - Sheffield||7:58.29||Silver|
|1500m Freestyle||2013 - Sheffield||15:16.12||Silver|
|400m Freestyle||2012 - London||3:54.04||7th|
|1500m Freestyle||2012 - London||15:20.13||Bronze|