Eamon Sullivan aims for 50m in Rio

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Eamon Sullivan believes he can get back to his best as a one-lap specialist as he targets a fourth Olympics in Rio in 2016.

Sullivan will return from the swimming wilderness to compete at a key meeting for the first time since the London Olympics at next week’s Commonwealth Games trials in Brisbane.

The 28-year-old former world record holder took a year off after a disappointing London campaign — headlined by the dramas surrounding the men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay team — to recover from two rounds of shoulder surgery and consider his future in the pool.

He determined that he wasn’t finished as a swimmer and has been back in training since September last year in his home town of Perth.

Sullivan has entered the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly for the trials, which he hopes will provide a springboard for more international competition this year, although he is going into the meet without expectation.

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