James Magnussen: After trials I was feeling a little dejected (Video)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Karl Ortegon. 


Top 3

  1. James Magnussen, Ravenswood, 48.99
  2. Kyle Chalmers, Marion, 49.16
  3. Gabriel Santos, Brazilian Swimming, 49.44

With Nathan Adrian out of the final, along with Anthony Ervin and Conor DwyerJames Magnussen swam a 48.99 for the win. This is a promising sign for Magnussen, who has been hindered by shoulder injury.

Kyle Chalmers, a top Australian youngster, swam a 49.16 for 2nd. Brazilian Gabriel Santos swam a 49.44 for third.

Yuri Kisil swam a 49.69 for 4th– the Canadian touched ahead of William Copeland (49.89) and Australian Andrew Abood (49.92). Zhi Yong Qian of China grabbed 7th, also getting under 50 seconds in 49.95.

Markus Thormeyer swam a 49.95 to win the B final of the 100 free. Thormeyer is an up-and-coming Canadian who made Canada’s Olympic team in April.

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5 years ago

It must be humbling for him to be feeling different right now where he is at – and very uplifting as well . He is now on top of that on the Aussi roster – go for it buddy

5 years ago

And it is not often we have the opportunity to hear James for a 2 minute interview . Great Job Mel

5 years ago

Great videos! Wil be great if you guys interviews more forigner swimmers

5 years ago

I was hoping we’d get an interview with James after the ones with Emma McKeon and Kyle Chalmers. Great to hear from him, he seems like he’s matured a lot. I hope he’s in top shape in Rio 🙂

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Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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