Will The Missile Fire?

Image courtesy of theaustralian.com.au
James Magnussen finished 2nd in the 100m Freestyle at the London Olympics. Image courtesy of theaustralian.com.au
Reigning world champion James Magnussen  will be looking to put himself back in the limelight for all of the right reasons by winning the Men’s 100m Freestyle at the 2013 Swimming World Championships at Barcelona. After taking gold at the Shanghai World Championships two years ago, the 22 year-old went into the Olympics twelve months ago as the red-hot favourite for the two-lap sprint but could only finish second, 0.01secs behind American Nathan Adrian .

‘The Missile’ went to Barcelona with the fastest time of the year having clocked 47.53secs at the National titles at Adelaide in April but disappointed in the 100m relay on the opening night of competition in Spain with a lead-off leg of 48secs. French veteran Fabien Gilot  and Russian Vladimir Morozov  were impressive in the relay and will fancy their chances of knocking off the favourites, while emerging star Cameron McEvoy  is another man capable of getting on the podium for Australia.

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