Libby Trickett ensured a happy ending to one of swimming's comeback stories after booking her ticket to London at the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide on Tuesday night.
Comeback queen Libby Trickett will be shooting for her place on the Australian Olympic Team when she takes to the pool in the 100m freestyle final tonight at the National Championships in Adelaide.
World champion James Magnussen delivered on his promise to make a statement to his international rivals, improving on the fastest ever 100m freestyle time in a textile suit in a stunning victory at the Olympic trials in Adelaide.
Don't be so British. Be Australian. That is the rallying cry from London mayor Boris Johnson to volunteers for this year's Olympics, starting July 27.
Strong performances by the Australian women were important at the Oceania road cycling championships in New Zealand, with precious Olympic qualifying points on offer for the women.
Stephanie Rice, Alicia Coutts, Bronte Barratt and Kylie Palmer secured their second individual Olympic starts in London while Nick D'Arcy and Chris Wright ticked the Olympic nomination boxes in the 200 metres butterfly on day four of the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.
Three-time Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones has made history as the first Australian swimmer to qualify for four Olympic Games after finishing second in the women’s 100m breaststroke behind protégé Leiston Pickett.
Kylie Palmer produced the swim of the second night of Olympic trials in the women's 400m freestyle final in front of Bronte Barratt. Alicia Coutts and Jessicah Schipper scored butterfly berths and Christian Sprenger produced a blistering breaststroke time ahead of Brenton Rickard while Ian Thorpe was knocked out in the 200m freestyle semi.
One of the most anticipated comebacks in Australian sport- and world swimming- has finally got off the blocks with a tapered Ian Thorpe having an impressive start at the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide.