Matt Shirvington Biography
Matt Shirvington is an Australian athlete and television presenter who held the Australian 100m national sprint title from 1998 to 2002. Shirvington is the third fastest Australian sprinter of all time. He qualified for the 100m semi-finals in Sydney 2000, finishing 5th. He is currently a sport presenter on Seven News Sydney and host of Sydney Weekender.
Matt Shirvington Age
He was born in 25th October, 1978, Davidson, New South Wales, Australia.
Matt Shirvington Height
He stand at a height of 1.83 metres tall.
Matt Shirvington Education
He attended St Martin de Porres Catholic Primary School in Davidson.
Matt Shirvington Sibling
Matt’s brother, Rohan Browning, is an Australian sprinter. Rohan Browning (born 31st December, 1997 in Crows Nest) is an Australian sprinter. He represented his country in the 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2017 World Championships without qualifying for the final. He also competed in the 100 meters at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, narrowly missing the final. Rohan currently studies a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Sydney.
Matt Shirvington Wife
Matt is married to his wife, Jessica Shirvington, (born in Sydney on 15th April, 1979) is an Australian author. She is best known for her book series Embrace, also called The Violet Eden Chapters.
Matt Shirvington Children
Matt shares his children – two daughters Sienna, 15, and Winter, 13, and a four-year-old boy Lincoln – with the love of his life, wife YA author, Jessica Shirvington
Matt Shirvington Career
He generally competed in the 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay events, finding the most success in the 100m sprint. He competed in the 2000 Olympic Games, the Athletics World Championships from 1999 to 2007 and the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and 2006.
From 1998 Shirvington claimed five consecutive Australian national titles for the 100m sprint event. At the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, he broke the Australian national 100m record, finishing fourth in the final with a time of 10.03 seconds. Shirvington held the record until Patrick Johnson recorded 9.93 seconds in 2003. He also featured in two World Indoor Championships 60m finals.
In 2004, Shirvington was a contestant in the first series of Dancing with the Stars and in 2005 was a presenter and reporter on Beyond Tomorrow.
In July 2020, Shirvington joined the Seven Network as weekend sport presenter on Seven News Sydney, replacing Jim Wilson. He is also a fill-in host and sports presenter on Sunrise and host of The Morning Show.
On 1 February 2021, Shirvington started hosting the competition series Holey Moley, and on 7 March 2021 he started hosting the competition series Ultimate Tag.
In January 2022, Seven Network announced that Shirvington will join as a host on Sydney Weekender, replacing the long running host Mike Whitney. In July 2022, Shirvington will be part of the commentary team for the network’s coverage of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
In June 2010, Shirvington joined Sky News Australia as a sports presenter. In 2013, Matt was announced as the new host of the Fox Sports NRL coverage and joined The Back Page as a co-host. In 2014, he co-hosted the ASTRA Awards with Shaynna Blaze. Shirvington has previously been the host of Friday Night Football on Fox League.
In 2009, Matt had a cameo and one line in the third episode of :30 Seconds.
Shirvington appeared in a guest role on the Australian version of The Biggest Loser in 2010.
In the 2012 NRL pre-season, Shirvington was appointed a sprint training coach for the St George Illawarra Dragons despite being a fan of the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles.
In the 2016 NRL pre-season, Shirvington signed up as a Sea Eagles member and recorded a video message encouraging other Manly supporters to either renew their membership or to sign up. Shirvington also regularly promotes the Sea Eagles via social media.
Matt Shirvington CanTeen
He has also been a National Ambassador for CanTeen, CanTeen is an Australian national support organisation for young people (aged 12–25) living with cancer; including cancer patients, their brothers and sisters and young people with parents or primary carers with cancer.
Matt Shirvington Awards and Achievements
2001 Edmonton: 4 x 100m relay – Bronze
2000 Telstra Athletics Championships, Hobart: Men’s 100 m – Gold
2001 Telstra Athletics Championships, Sydney: Men’s 100 m – Gold
2002 Telstra Athletics Championships, Canberra: Men’s 100 m – Gold
2003 Telstra Athletics Championships, Adelaide: Men’s 100 m – Gold
2004 Telstra Athletics Championships, Perth: Men’s 100 m – Gold
2005 Telstra Athletics Championships, Perth: Men’s 100 m – Gold
Matt Shirvington Salary
His annual salary is estimated to be $ 100,000.
Matt Shirvington Networth
Matt networth stand at $ 2 million.
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