Magnussen targets the 100 free world record at the Australian trials


James Magnussen is hoping he can threaten Cesar Cielo’s 100 meter freestyle world record of 46.91 in Monday night’s Australian Olympics trials final, after cruising through the semi-finals in 47.93. This despite of struggling with illness. Read for instance ninemsn and The Sydney Morning Herald.

“Taper seems to get me every year and I’m feeling a bit crook again,” Magnussen said.

“I was sort of hoping this morning just to stay nice and light and not have to push myself.

“I won a world championships having pneumonia so if anything it hasn’t really worried too much – if I have to swim with one lung, so be it.”


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