I love Summer Olympics. It’s really one of the best times to enjoy beautiful people either in gymnastics, diving, or swimming. One guy that caught my eye this time is Australian swimmer, James Magnussen. If you haven’t noticed him yet, you’ll be surprised to find out that he’s already had several products endorsed and also a GQ Australia spread for Men of the Year 2011
Here’s a tidbit about James Magnussen:
James Magnussen (born 11 April 1991) is an Australian swimmer. He is the current 100-meter freestyle world champion, and holds the 4th fastest swim in history in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 47.10, which also stands as the fastest swim in textile swimwear material.
He has won a total of five medals in major international competition, three golds and two silvers spanning the World Championships, Commonwealth Games, and the Pan Pacific Championships.
At the 2012 Australian Swimming Championships, which also served as Australia’s Olympic trials, Magnussen qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics by becoming the national champion in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle. In his first event, the 100-meter freestyle, Magnussen recorded a time of 47.10 to win by over half a second. His 100-meter freestyle time was the 4th fastest swim in the history of the event, and also lowered his own unofficial textile record of 47.49. In the 100-meter freestyle final, Magnussen had a drastic change of tactics compared to his swims in Shanghai. At the first 50, Magnussen had a swift split of 22.68, and came back in 24.42. In the 100-meter freestyle final in Shanghai, he went out in 22.94 and came back in 24.69. Thus, Magnussen was more aggressive in the first 50-meters. Magnussen has stated he does plan on targeting César Cielo’s world record of 46.91 in the 100-meter freestyle. After topping the heats (22.19) and semifinals (21.87) in the 50-meter freestyle, Magnussen won the final in a time of 21.74, the fastest any Australian has ever been in textile swimwear in that event. Prior to this meet, Magnussen’s personal best in the 50-meter freestyle was 22.41.
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