James Magnussen is pissed off, giant killer Cameron McEvoy is now the hunted and 16-year-old wunderkind Kyle Chalmers is the new hunter.
Welcome to the new world order of Australian sprinting.
McEvoy extended his recent dominance over the two-times world champion Magnussen by gunning down the sprint king in the final strokes of the 100m freestyle on Wednesday night.
It is the third time in their last four bouts that McEvoy has delivered the knockout blow, but interestingly it was the first time the younger 200m specialist had done so by coming from behind.
McEvoy hit the wall in 48.06s to just overhaul Magnussen who had led by 0.19s at the turn but finished in a disappointing 48.18s ahead of Tommaso D’Orsogna (48.54s) and 16-year-old rookie Chalmers (48.69s). […]
“That’s pretty disappointing. I shouldn’t be swimming 48s,” Magnussen said.
“I’m really happy with the way I swam it I just died in the end.
“(Losing and the time) both equally pissed me off. Losing is probably worse.
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