Magnussen targets the 100 free world record at the Australian trials

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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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