• Home
  • News
  • McEvoy ready to get back to his best at Nationals

McEvoy ready to get back to his best at Nationals

7 April 2017

SWIMMING: Seven months after the Rio Olympics left him shattered, a new and improved Cameron McEvoy will line up at the national swimming titles in Brisbane with a world-beating record in his sights.

McEvoy wasn't at his best as he finished a shock seventh in the Rio 100m freestyle final as teenage teammate Kyle Chalmers claimed gold.

He could not explain why he touched the wall more than one second shy of the Australian record set just four months earlier at the 2016 national titles - 47.04, the fastest 100m outside a now-banned supersuit.

However, a technique tinker has ensured McEvoy arrives at the five-day event starting on Sunday confident of not only recapturing his record-breaking form but also bettering it.

It is an ominous warning considering McEvoy's national record is just 0.13 outside the world mark set by Brazil's Cesar Cielo in a 2009 supersuit.

"I have come up with this new way to move through the water," McEvoy said.

"It's not a drastic change, it's getting down to the finer things in my stroke.

"(But) I have taken where I was last year, which was 0.13 off the world record and I have improved on that.

"I was able to go 47.04 last year and I am going in this year with an upgrade.

"The goal of swimming is to beat my best times.

"I believe my 47.04 had a lot of flaws in it.

"I can pinpoint a lot of areas where I can improve upon it."

However, McEvoy was coy when asked if records were set to tumble at the national championships - the selection trials for July's world titles in Budapest.

"Next week is about qualifying for worlds," he said.

Last year McEvoy became the first to claim the men's 50m, 100m and 200m national freestyle title treble.

AAP

Related News

Women's Sevens squad announced for first leg of World Series

Women's Sevens squad announced for first leg of World Series

21 November 2017

In under 12 months, Page McGregor has gone from a Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal to being on the precipice of making it at the pinnacle of Sevens Rugby having been named in Tim Walsh’s squad for the first leg of the Sevens World Series in Dubai.

New look triathlon team unveiled for 2018 Commonwealth Games

New look triathlon team unveiled for 2018 Commonwealth Games

20 November 2017

A new look Australian Commonwealth Games triathlon team has been unveiled on the Gold Coast – heralding an exciting era for the sport that made its Games debut in Manchester in 2002.

Hockeyroos finish 2017 with clean sweep over Japan

Hockeyroos finish 2017 with clean sweep over Japan

20 November 2017

The Hockeyroos have emphatically defeated Japan 8-1 to seal a clean sweep of their Test series in front of a healthy Adelaide crowd on Saturday afternoon.

Related Games

Rio 2016

Rio 2016

Related Sports

Swimming

Swimming

Related Olympians

Cameron McEvoy

Cameron McEvoy