After producing legendary 1500 freestyle swimmers, Kieren Perkins and Grant Hackett, Swimming Australia is now lacking a 1500 freestyle swimmer in their squad to compete at the 2011 World Championships in Shanghai. Robert Hurley, who succeeded for the selection standard of 1500 freestyle in 15:08.00 minutes last year, has abandoned the event this year, considering 200 and 400 freestyle to be more suitable for him. And so does Ryan Napoleon, another favourable candidate for the 1500 freestyle in the Australian team. *I* think that they fear the reaper, aka Sun Yang. Via blogs.bettor.com.