Tag: James Magnussen

  • James Magnussen fuming after finishing second again to Cameron McEvoy

    James Magnussen fuming after finishing second again to Cameron McEvoy

    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…

  • Network Ten to Live Stream the Australian Swimming Championships

    Network Ten to Live Stream the Australian Swimming Championships

    For the first time, fans will be able to follow their swimming heroes live on their digital devices with Network Ten’s industry-leading digital platform, tenplay, set to live-stream all the finals action each night of the 2015 Hancock Prospecting Australian Swimming Championships. Ten Sport’s Mel McLaughlin and Lachy Reid, along with expert commentator Nicole Livingstone,…

  • James Magnussen at loggerheads with Swimming Australia over his choice of coaches

    James Magnussen at loggerheads with Swimming Australia over his choice of coaches

    James Magnussen’s war with Swimming Australia has gone public after the sport’s bosses rubbished the world champion’s decision to ignore their advice and choose little known swim coaches Mitch and Lach Falvey to guide his pursuit of 2016 Rio Olympic gold. As revealed by The Courier-Mail last month, Magnussen was at loggerheads with head coach…

  • James Magnussen aiming to break 100m freestyle world record

    James Magnussen aiming to break 100m freestyle world record

    Magnussen finished the 2014 long course season with a crippling back complaint that often meant he struggled to get out of bed in the mornings and has since quit training with his coach Brant Best as he reshapes his program for a two-year push to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 23-year-old dual world champion is…

  • James Magnussen cleared of serious back injury

    James Magnussen cleared of serious back injury

    James Magnussen will battle on with a degenerative back for the rest of his swimming career after scans revealed the extent of the damage to the injury that plagued his Commonwealth Games. Magnussen still walked away from Glasgow with two gold medals, but swam in pain towards the end of the meet. While the injury…

  • ‘You never swim a perfect race’

    ‘You never swim a perfect race’

    With the conclusion of the swimming for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Cameron McEvoy and James Magnussen are already looking to improve their strokes for the Pan Pacific championships in mid-August. See brisbanetimes

  • James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy unlikely rivals in Glasgow

    James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy unlikely rivals in Glasgow

    The battle between James Magnussen and Cameron McEvoy for Australia’s – and potentially the world’s – freestyle sprint crown is shaping as swimming’s newest rivalry but the friends are such unlikely combatants that neither really believe that rivalry is the correct description. Dual world champion Magnussen is an alpha-male personality, tall and solidly built and…

  • Rocket science fan McEvoy stops Missile

    Rocket science fan McEvoy stops Missile

    Read and watch video here on 9MSN It wasn’t quite revenge of the nerds in the men’s 100m freestyle final at the national swimming titles in Brisbane. But academically gifted, socially awkward students across the country would have been forgiven for unleashing a rare triumphant air punch when 19-year-old physics fanatic Cameron McEvoy upset dual…

  • Magnussen in zone for world record at Games trials

    Read globalpost New coach Jacco Verhaeren says a world 100-metre freestyle record is possible for James Magnussen in this week’s Australian Commonwealth Games swimming trials in Brisbane. Brazilian Cesar Cielo holds the world record at 46.91 seconds from the 2009 Rome world championships, but Dutchman Verhaeren says Magnussen is at a “fantastic level” ahead of…