Australian Commonwealth Games Champion has died aged 52

By | November 19, 2021

Jason Plummer Death – Cause of Death – Jason Plummer, Australian Olympian and Commonwealth Games champion passed away on Monday, 15th of November 2021. He died at his home at the age of 52. When Plummer was just 19, he represented Australia at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, finishing 14th individually in the men’s 1500 freestyle while also swimming the third leg on the Aussie’s fourth-place-finishing 4×200 free relay, Swimswam stated.

Before his Olympic appearance, Plummer won silver in the men’s 400, 800 and 1500 free at the 1985 Australian National Championships behind fellow Queenslander Michael McKenzie. In the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Plummer overcame McKenzie to win gold in the 1500 free, and went on to add a pair of bronzes in the 400 and 1500 free at the 1987 Pan Pacific Championships in Brisbane. he was crowned World Surf Race Champion when he represented Australia at the National Surf Live Saving Championships in 1988.

Plummer attended Stanford University at the age of 20 and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. In 1998, he earn an MBA at UCLA and worked on Wall Street before moving to Dallas where he sold luxury real estate. According to Swimswam, Plummer was also a swim coach over the years, and even served as assistant to Mike Anderson at the University of Hawaii in the early 2000s. Plummer is survived by his wife, Kris, and his two children.