Watch McEvoy Become First Aussie To Claim 3 Free Titles In Same Year

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’:

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.”

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Captain Ahab
4 years ago

Mcevoy is going to be tough to beat. He was ahead of the world record line 3/4 of the race. Rio is going to be extremely fast.

Sean S
Reply to  Captain Ahab
4 years ago

I guarantee you that world record line was not an accurate representation of where Cielo was when he swam the 20.9. Cielo had the best start in the world at the time, no way McEvoy could separate like that. I’m pretty sure for the world record line they just take the average speed for the length based on the split and have the line move that fast the whole time. It wouldn’t account for the extra speed due to the start and the natural slowing throughout the race.

Reply to  Sean S
4 years ago

One guy will nontheless be very close to that WR this summer ( either Manaudou / Dressel or Adrian / Mc Evoy / Fratus ) . Those guys are all very fast

4 years ago

He said on Twitter he would swim the 50/100/200 triple in Rio. Let the predictions begin!

Reply to  Ok
4 years ago

I think he is a big chance in the 100, this is his gold medal to lose, in the 200, he is one of many contenders, no-one as yet has stood out & said I’m the outright favourite, maybe after Guy’s swim in GB trails, he could be the guy (no pun intended), in the 50, he surprised me, he is outside chance for Bronze, but imo, just outside the elite.

Reply to  Ok
4 years ago

Incredible bold move on his part.Just to think he will swim 3 times each event plus relays.

Swimmer A
4 years ago

That stroke is just perfection.

Reply to  Swimmer A
4 years ago

very efficient / very balanced and quick turn over like Dressel .

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