Colour Back In His Sails, James Magnussen Rejoins 48 Zone Adrift Chalmers & McEvoy

James Magnussen - back down to 48 plus in day 4 heats at Olympic trials, with Kyle Chalmers and Cam McEvoy a touch ahead - Swimming Australia Ltd - photo by Steve Christo

Day 4 and the Australian Championships in Adelaide rolls towards the mid-way point with an edge of speed in the men’s 100m freestyle: 17-year-old Kyle Chalmers, on 48.6; Cameron McEvoy, 48.75; and then confirmation that the London 2012 Olympic silver medallist by 0.01 and 2011 and 2013 World champion James Magnussen is back: 48.77

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All the 100m free boys looked pretty easy, expect faster tonight in the semis!


Very fast. Drug free fast.


Yes unless drug testing tells us otherwise, same for all the swimmers worldwide


I think Magnussen is all talk here i am afraid. I was not surprised to see him go 48+ but i feel that is where is will be capped. I dont think that the 100 this evening was very good, barring Cam’s 48.0. Magnussen will battle to secure his berth. I think it will be KC who gets there.


I agree with RSAsprinter.

It is clear to anyone who saw how he raced this morning that Magnussen’s talk is just his way to try to psych himself up.

His rates were certainly not lower and his dps (distance per stroke) were certainly shorter.

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