Australian swimming’s best days are behind it, says Olympic legend Shane Gould

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The 59-person squad for the July Games, which includes world champions James Magnussen, Christian Sprenger and Cate Campbell, was announced on Monday night after a gruelling week of qualifying in Brisbane.

There were some impressive performances in the Chandler pool, but Olympic legend Shane Gould says the glory days are gone.

“I think the days of Australia’s dominance in swimming are over,” Gould told 7.30.

“I don’t think you can say the world is catching up. They have caught up and they’re ahead.”

See the ABC video segment here

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