“I doubt my finish was strong enough to pretty much make ripples in the fabric of space-time,” said Cameron McEvoy after 1:45.6 in the 200m on the centenary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Well, it surely rippled today: 47.04 – world textile record, Commonwealth record in the 100m freestyle from Astro Boy himself. Then Kyle Chalmers, 17, 48.03: the swiftest 15, 16 and now 17-year-old in history; Then James Roberts, perseverance paying off in 48.32. And Then James Magnussen, no try-again for the 2010 Olympic silver medallist by 0.01 but relay action is assured, on 48.68
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