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Ag. CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
BARCELONA---James Magnussen and
Ryan Lochte are back on top at the
world swimming championships.
Magnussen, who was viewed as a
flop despite taking a silver at the London
Olympics, rallied to win the 100 freestyle
with a furious finishing kick yesterday,
edging Americans Jimmy Feigen and
After a disappointing start to the
meet, Lochte looked more like himself,
pulling away to capture gold in the 200-
metre individual medley. He barely cel-
ebrated after his race, letting out a deep
breath as he squinted to see his winning
time---one minute, 54.98 seconds.
Japan s Kosuke Hagino claimed the sil-
ver, more than a second behind, and
Brazil s Thiago Pereira grabbed the
Magnussen was much more animated
after winning the sport s glamour
event---a victory he was denied last
summer. The Australian swimmer
known as "The Missile" hopped on the
lane rope, flexing his muscles for the
crowd while the fans from Down Under
shouted "Oi! Oi! Oi!"
"It was really emotional," Magnussen
said. "That last sort of 15 metres I really
used the last 12 months of experiences
that I ve gone through and I was really
aggressive toward the wall at the end.
I m just stoked that I got there."
Russia s Vladimir Morozov, who does
much of his training in Southern Cal-
ifornia, was the leader at the turn, just
ahead of the Adrian, the Olympic cham-
Magnussen was nearly a second off
the pace, but he powered through the
water on the return lap to win in 47.71.
Feigen also relied on a strong finish to
get the silver in 47.82, leaving Adrian
to settle for the bronze at 47.84. Moro-
zov faded to fifth.
At the Olympics, Magnussen was a
big favourite in the 100 free, but Adrian
edged him for the gold medal by a hun-
dredth of a second---the smallest margin
possible in swimming. The Missile didn t
even make the final of the 50 free,
becoming one of the symbols of an
underachieving Australian men s team
that failed to win a gold medal.
The Aussie men already have two in
Barcelona, Magnussen s victory follow-
ing a triumph by Christian Sprenger in
the 100 breaststroke.
Magnussen was asked if beating Adri-
an was especially sweet after what hap-
pened in London.
"No," he said. "You know, if Adrian
wasn t such a nice guy, it might be. You
just can t hate him because he s so nice.
I was just doing it for myself tonight."
Despite being denied a gold, the
Americans were happy with their show-
ing, especially Feigen. While Magnussen
celebrated, a smiling Adrian put his arm
around his teammate, who took the
bulk of the blame for the US settling
for silver in the 4x100 freestyle relay.
Despite a lack of international experi-
ence, Feigen was put on the anchor
leg---and couldn t hold on as France ral-
lied for the victory.
Feigen was second again in the 100
free, but this time it felt more like a
Rest assured, their rivalry is just get-
Lochte, who took a long break after
London and cut back his training to
work on a reality television show, hardly
looked in peak form while swimming
the second leg of that 4x100 relay and
labouring to a fourth-place finish in the
Then, he had a bit of an epiphany.
Lochte said he had spent too much time
worrying about results instead of just
having fun. Sure, he wasn t in the best
of condition, but he figured his racing
skill would come through if he just
relaxed a bit.
Well, he had every reason to scream
"Jeah!"---his nonsensical catchphrase---
after a dominating win in the 200 IM,
a race he lost to Michael Phelps at last
summer s Olympics.
Lochte trailed Pereira after both the
butterfly and backstroke legs, but he
really turned it on during the breast-
stroke and pulled away on the freestyle
finish, gliding across the water to win
by about a body length, 1.31 ahead of
It was the 13th world championship
gold of Lochte s career, his 21st medal
Australia's James Magnussen celebrates after winning the gold
medal in the men's 100m freestyle final at the FINA Swimming
World Championships in Barcelona, Spain, yesterday. AP PHOTO
Lochte, Magnussen back
on top at swimming worlds
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