McEvoy continues stellar run at National Swimming Championships

GOLD COAST Olympian Cameron McEvoy has continued his stellar run at the Australian Swimming Championships in Brisbane on Friday night.


The 19-year-old upstaged dual world champion James Magnussen, taking out the 100m freestyle event and securing the 100m and 200m freestyle double.



A personal best time of 47.65 was enough to edge out the world champion and Olympic silver medallist by 0.27 seconds and third placed Tommaso D’Orsogna by more than a second.


Having already claimed the 200m freestyle over rival and fellow local, Thomas Fraser-Holmes on Monday night, the young star said he was surprised with the result.


“He’s swum better than that multiple times before in his career, I think it was just about today,” he said.


“I’d rather have someone in the country where we can be mates and work off each other than have someone across the other side of the world.”


Having swum sub-48 seconds six times this year including last night’s semi-final where he clocked a time 0.09 faster than his final swim, Magnussen said McEvoy’s swim will ensure that they both keep swimming fast in Australia


“It’s better for us to work as a team and take on the rest of the world,” he said.


“It keeps us both swimming fast here in Australia and that’s good.”


Tonight, the Campbell sister act looks set to steal the show with World champion Cate Campbell taking on younger sister Bronte and rising star Emma McKeon in the 100m freestyle final.


World 100m breast stroke champion Christian Sprenger will look to complete the stroke’s trifecta at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games trials when he contests the 50m medal race.