On day 7 of the 2016 Australian National Championships, the meet which doubles as the nation’s Olympic Trials, 21-year-old Cameron McEvoy cemented his name into the green and gold’s history books with another electrifying swim.
After already having claimed the victory in the men’s 200m freestyle, tying Thomas Fraser-Holmes, McEvoy then threw down the fastest textile time ever in the 100m freestyle event.
Tonight he completed the trifecta of wins, scorching the field in a monster 50m freestyle time of 21.44 to notch his 3rd Australian National Title.
Watch his speedy outing in the video below, courtesy of ‘7Olympics’:
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With is trio of golds, McEvoy became the first Australian man to claim individual titles in the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle races in the same year.
Of his accomplishment, McEvoy stated, “It’s nice to be a part of history, to be the first person to do that.”
“It’s good to be able to do that, to have such good low-end speed in the 50m and also be able to step up and do a solid 200m.”
McEvoy continued to ABC News, “I know I’m in a great spot right now to handle a week like this. Rio is definitely going to be another level above this, both physically and mentally, but it’s good. I’m aware of what I need to do so that’s the first step.”