Samsung Ambassador James ‘The Missile’ Magnussen this week booked his place to the 2012 London Olympics winning his second successive 100 metres Freestyle title at the Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide. He also capped off an excellent meet by winning the 50m freestlye
In the 100m, Magnussen, clocked 47.10 seconds to improve on his 47.49-second swim at last year's world championships in Shanghai and further enhance his status as the hottest of gold medal favourites for the London Olympics later this year.
The world 100m freestyle champion went agonisingly close to breaking the world record from the supersuit era, just 0.19s shy of the 100m freestyle world record.
"I'm going to be doing everything in my power to break that world record because I do want to be considered the fastest man in history." Magnussen said after the race.
In the 50m freestyle, Magnussen lowered his personal best each time in the heat and semis and then beat a red hot field in the final with a new personal best of 21.74 seconds.