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GOLD! Michael Phelps and Team USA stun for 4x100 relay victory

It didn't take a miraculous comeback this time.The United States was a stunning winner of the men's 4x100m freestyle relay on Sunday night, led by Michael Phelps' blazing 47.12 split as the second leg, in which he hit the turn in second place and somehow emerged from his underwater with a half-body-length lead. Nathan Adrian's hammering anchor leg held off the French team that knocked...
Via FOX Sports
August 07, 2016

James Magnussen added to Australia's swim team for Olympics in Rio

SYDNEY (AP) Two-time world champion James Magnussen is a late addition to the Australian swim team for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, securing a relay spot almost two months after missing individual selection for the 100-meter freestyle. Magnussen was a hot favorite for gold in the 100m at the London Olympics in 2012 but finished with the silver medal by 0.01 of a second in a meet...
Via CSN Chicago
June 07, 2016

Australia selects Olympic team, leaves room for Magnussen

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) Cameron McEvoy completed an unprecedented sweep of the 50-, 100- and 200-meter freestyle national titles to spearhead a 34-strong team of Australian swimmers who automatically qualified for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 21-year-old McEvoy's performances in Adelaide over the eight-day trials ending Thursday overshadowed James Magnussen, who finished...
Via Associated Press
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Chinese sprinter Ning edges favorites in 100-free heats

KAZAN, Italy (AP) Chinese sprinter Ning Zetao edged favorites Cam McEvoy and Vladimir Morozov to lead the 100-meter freestyle preliminaries at the swimming world championships on Wednesday. The 22-year-old Ning won the penultimate heat of swimming's signature race in 48.11 seconds. McEvoy, the top-ranked Australian with two-time defending champion James Magnussen out injured, won...
Via Associated Press
August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Defending 100-meter champion Magnusssen out of swim worlds

SYDNEY (AP) Defending 100-meter freestyle champion James Magnussen of Australia will miss the July world swimming championships in Kazan, Russia, due to left shoulder surgery. Swimming Australia said in a statement Sunday that doctors discovered significant damage to Magnussen's sub-scapular region in his left shoulder which has caused it to lose 70 percent of its strength. It is...
Via Associated Press
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Magnussen shines in 100 meter

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 American...
Via Fox Olympics
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Aussie swimmers took sleeping pills?

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.
Via Fox Olympics
February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

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