Michael Rimmer made his Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. He qualified for the men’s 800 semi-finals and finished sixth. Rimmer has been a successful athlete through all of the age groups and former great, Peter Elliott, tipped him for success at an early age. He emerged in 2006 when winning the AAA Championships at 800m, before finishing eighth in the European Championships final. In 2007, he qualified for the GB team for the World Championships in Osaka, where he made the semi-finals. Despite a bout of bronchitis wrecking the early part of 2008, this Olympic year was his best season to date. In his last race before Beijing, Rimmer broke the 1:45 barrier for the first time, running 1:44.68 at the Herculis meet in Monaco. In Beijing, he reached the semi-final stage again. Rimmer is noticeble by his trademark white t-shirt which he wears underneath his vest no matter what kind of weather, which he says brings him good luck. Michael is a keen Liverpool FC supporter and attends Liverpool John Moores University where he is studying history. One of his hobbies was collecting vinyl records which began when he was working as a DJ.Michael Rimmer recalls watching the TV as he waited for the result of London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics.