Australian sprinters James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy and Tommaso D’Orsogna have produced a clean sweep of the men’s 100m freestyle at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games
SWIMMING: The Australian Swim Team for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has been announced, tonight following a week of world class action at the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane.
SWIMMING: Victorian Belinda Hocking has won Australia’s 10th medal in the pool at the 2013 FINA World Championships in a determined and ruthless swim to take silver in the women’s 200m backstroke.
SWIMMING: Strong swims from James Magnussen and Cate Campbell highlighted Saturday's final day of the Australian time trials in Brisbane, with the focus switching to July's world championships in Barcelona.
SWIMMING: Sprint king James Magnussen swam a new personal best time to reclaim his men’s 50m freestyle national title at the 2013 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide tonight, with teammate and relay world champion Matthew Abood also securing an individual swim in Spain.
SWIMMING: Gold Coast swimmer Thomas Fraser-Holmes produced an electric final 50 metres to highlight the increasing depth in Australian swimming and win his third straight men’s 200m freestyle title at the 2013 Swimming Championships tonight in Adelaide.
SWIMMING: Australian Melanie Schlanger (53.47) has powered home over the last lap to finish fourth – a mere 0.09 shy of the silver medal - in the women’s 100 metres freestyle final won by Dutch world number one Ranomi Kromowidjojo on Day 6 in the Aquatic Centre.
SWIMMING: Less than 14 hours after he won silver in the 100 metre freestyle, James Magnussen was back in the water at the Aquatic Centre and qualifying through to the semi-finals of the 50m freestyle.
SWIMMING: His performance was just about the only positive to come out of Australia's freestyle relay flop so the signs are good for Eamon Sullivan ahead of a possible Olympic farewell in the 50m freestyle.
SWIMMING: American prodigy Missy Franklin (58.33) has caused a major boilover by storming home over the last 50m to defeat Australian pre-race favourite Emily Seebohm (58.68) in the women’s 100m backstroke.