In a year of comebacks, the Beijing Olympic medalist Melanie Schlanger not to attract attention, such as Ian Thorpe, Libby Trickett, or Michael Klim, but is now faster women, 100m freestyle in the world this year, further to an extraordinary effort of NSW Championship. Schlanger broke the 54 seconds barrier for the first time in the Victorian Championships recently, clocking 53.87sec, and was even quicker last night for the title of the NSW win in 53.74sec, and poetry itself as a contender for a medal in real-time 100-meter freestyle Olympic Games in London. She has even the shadow of the 100-meter freestyle world champion James Magnussen, who won his case, but not the kind of time that the world has come to expect from him.
Schlanger has the two fastest times in the world this year, pulling in 0.3 seconds winning time in last year's world title. Among Australians, only Trickett and 2004 Olympic champion Jodie Henry swam faster without the help of a supersuit. Sprinter 25 years old, who won an Olympic bronze medal in the 4x100 freestyle relay in Beijing, a time most sports took after the Games to deal with health problems, but to the returned pool with a vengeance, training in Glenn Baker, to the Gold Coast.
He won the final last night in more than one second of another teen-pop, Brittany Elmslie (55.02sec). The former world record holder Trickett also a leap forward in his return to London in 100 recently, but could not repeat in the finals and finished seventh 55.54sec. His warm-up time was a second improvement on his time in the Cup final last month in Victoria and she later said she felt less of a fraud.
Magnussen, meanwhile, continued to idle like a Ferrari and won the 100 meters freestyle title in 49.02sec last night from the 17-year-old aspiring Olympic Team Cameron McEvoy (49.44sec). However, could not be repeated and conspicuous in the last month blamed fatigue 48.05sec training. Definitely not fun to go so slow,said Magnussen. It's kind of waiting around in it.
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