The Missile lived up to his nickname.
James Magnussen of Australia posted the fastest preliminaries time in the 100-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships Wednesday, nearly a second ahead of the next qualifier.
Looks like he's put the disappointment of the Olympics behind him. Magnussen was a huge favorite in London but only got a silver in the 100 free behind...
Former world swimming champions James Magnussen and Eamon
Sullivan, and their 4x100-meter relay teammates, could face
sanctions after admitting to taking the sleep medication Stilnox
during a ''bonding session'' ahead of last year's London Games.
Ian Thorpe says he has come to grips with his failure to qualify for the Olympics in a comeback from retirement.
The Australian great is still at the games working for British TV and representing his sponsor, and had quite a candid take Thursday on his performance at the Australian trials four months ago.
The five-time Olympic champion says, ''Frankly, I didn't perform...
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July 26, 2012