Courtesy of: SwimmingWorld.TV
PHOENIX, Arizona, July 9. LAST weekend at the French Open in Vichy, we saw some fast times from people who are very likely to win medals at the world championships in a few weeks. But none of those swims stood out more than James Magnussen's 100 freestyle. His 47.67 has only been surpassed this year by a 47.53 ... from Magnussen himself at the Australian world championship trials. That speaks volumes about Magnussen's preparation for worlds and his quest to defend his world championship title in the event.
The swimming community has been waiting to see how Magnussen would rebound from winning silver in the 100 free last year at the Olympics after going in as the heavy favorite. As the only person to dip under 48 seconds twice this year, and as one of only two people in the world to swim the 100 free in the 47-second range in 2013, Magnussen looks to be on his way to another world title.
Congratulations, James. You've won our Speedo Performance of the Week!