Cameron McEvoy sends 50m freestyle warning earlier than world championships in Fukuoka


Comeback king Cameron McEvoy has despatched a warning to his world championship rivals that he’s the person to beat subsequent month in Japan with a scorching 50-metre freestyle time.

The 29-year-old swam the quickest time on this planet this 12 months in profitable his warmth in 21.27 seconds on Sunday and backed it up with victory within the ultimate in a time of 21.41 to e-book his spot for Fukuoka.

It will have been quick sufficient to win silver on the Tokyo Olympics and a gold medal eventually 12 months’s world titles.

The subsequent quickest time this 12 months is by France’s Florent Manaudou, who clocked 21.56 this month.

McEvoy mentioned it was his first private greatest within the freestyle in seven years, coming after he additionally topped his earlier mark within the 50m butterfly earlier within the Melbourne race program.

He described his warmth swim time to smash his earlier file of 21.44 as past a fantasy.

The Queenslander mentioned making the staff after a 12 months off following the Tokyo Video games, and dramatically overhauling his coaching program, gave choice a distinct really feel.

“It feels very particular. It’s the primary PB I’ve carried out in freestyle, in something really, in seven years, which is a really very long time,” mentioned McEvoy,who missed the semi-finals of the occasion in Tokyo.

“The method has been very, very totally different really and there’s a component of danger in doing it.

“It’s very calming and relieving that it labored.”

A 3-time Olympic bronze medallist, McEvoy credit his resurgence to adopting a rigorous callisthenics regime whereas decreasing his kilometres within the pool, having added 10 kilograms of muscle to his body.

In different races on the closing night time of the trials, Shayna Jack relegated 11-time Olympic medallist Emma McKeon to second place within the ladies’s 50m to safe a person race in Japan.

Tokyo bronze medallist Brendon Smith smashed the Swimming Australia qualifying time within the males’s 400m particular person medley.




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