Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

James Magnussen starts to get serious with fastest 100m freestyle heat time at nationals

Rupert Guinness James Magnussen got serious at the Australian championships in Sydney on Monday morning by qualifying fastest for the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle event.

Grant Hackett finishes fourth in 200m final to claim relay spot at world titles

Remarkable comeback: Cameron McEvoy and Grant Hackett celebrate following the men's 200m freestyle final at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Rupert Guinness Grant Hackett has capped a remarkable comeback by earning a 2015 world titles team berth at the national swimming championships in Sydney.

Grant Hackett finishes third in 400m freestyle final at national titles

All smiles: Hackett reacts after the final.

Rupert Guinness Former Olympic and world champion Grant Hackett took it to his younger charges in the final of the men's 400m freestyle at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney on Friday night to win a...

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Emily Seebohm on life as a backstroker: 'I get to look at the roof instead of the black line'

Pool gold: Emily Seebohm after winning the 100m at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Rupert Guinness "There are swimmers and there are backstrokers," a grinning Lisa Forrest says while introducing Emily Seebohm to her audience at a swimwear product launch this week.

After six years out of the water, Grant Hackett returns to make 400m freestyle final at Australian titles

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31:  Australian Swimming Olympian, Grant Hackett poses for a photograph at MIami Aquatic Centre on March 31, 2015 in Brisbane, Australia. Hackett is returning to competition swimming.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Fairfax Media)s

Rupert Guinness Former Olympic and world champion Grant Hackett marked his return to competition at the Australian championships in Sydney on Friday morning by making the final of the 400m freestyle.

James Magnussen backs new coaches: 'If we don't get the results immediately I really believe they will come'

On the blocks: James Magnussen at Homebush on Thursday.

Rupert Guinness No matter how fate looks upon James Magnussen at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney that start on Friday, he has pledged to remain loyal with his largely untested new coaching team all...

Testing still has its place in fight against doping, says Nicki Vance

Testing still has a key role to play, anti-doping expert Nicki Vance says.

Rupert Guinness The increasing calls for greater investigative powers is fine, but the importance of testing athletes should not be downplayed, Australian anti-doping expert Nicki Vance says.

Footballers shut the window on cycling's around the clock drug testing proposal

Brendan Schwab Chief Executive of the Australian Professional Footballers  Association being interviews with Craig Foster - SBS sports broadcaster. Wednesday 25th March 2009. Pic by James Brickwood. SHD SOCIALS S 090325 SPECIAL 000

Rupert Guinness Opposition to a recommendation that cyclists undergo around the clock drug testing would likely be shared by footballers and athletes in other professional sports if the same anti-doping measure was...

Trip hazard: Why are fans falling over themselves at Reading's Madejski Stadium?

Trip hazard

Rupert Guinness We can't tell you how many people are falling for Reading Football Club or the London Irish rugby team, but we can tell you that a bunch are falling over their cherished home ground Madejski Stadium...

Rohan Dennis' world hour record tough to beat, says Jim Ochowicz

Dutch cyclist Thomas Dekker during the UCI world hour record attempt at the bicentennial velodrome in Aguascalientes city on Wednesday.

Rupert Guinness Anyone planning to better the world hour record of Rohan Dennis will be "mentally struggling" with the challenge after Dutchman Thomas Dekker failed to break it at high altitude in Mexico on...

Life after Cadel Evans ... how will 'his' race survive without its eponymous star?

Local hero: Cadel Evans acknowledges fans after the Cadel Evans Ocean Road Race.

Rupert Guinness With Cadel Evans retired, the big question facing the event named after him that on Sunday closed the door on his career is: how will it survive without him racing in it?

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Cadel Evans rides off into the sunset: 'I am just original'

Rupert Guinness Cadel Evans will compete in his final race on Sunday - it's been quite a ride for Australia's first Tour de France winner.

Jack Bobridge going 'to hell and back ' in world hour record bid

Rupert Guinness Jack Bobridge says he knows his body. And it's a good thing too, considering the punishment he will put through on Saturday night in his attempt to break the world hour record off the back of six...

Mike Turtur has more 'little nasties' in mind for 2016 Tour Down Under route

Rohan Dennis celebrates after winning stage three.  He later went on to secure the overall victory.

Rupert Guinness Tour Down Under race director Mike Turtur has more "little nasties" in mind to consider as a new climb for next year's route, believing they should have the same impact as those to Paracombe last...

After winning Tour Down Under, Rohan Dennis prepares for world hour record bid

Rupert Guinness The sight of Rohan Dennis standing tall and wearing a champagne drenched Tour Down Under winner's ochre jersey belied where his mind already was on Sunday.

Cadel Evans has no regrets as curtain about to fall on glittering career

Cadel Evans with BMC Racing team owner Andy Rhis (right) after the end of stage 6 of the Tour Down Under on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness There will always be races that Cadel Evans wishes he could – or should – have won in his 14 year professional road career that will come to an emotional end on Sunday.

Richie Porte still trails Rohan Dennis after fifth-stage win in Tour Down Under

Richie Porte leads out Rohan Dennis during stage five.

Rupert Guinness Richie Porte lived up to his promise to throw everything into an all-out bid to take the overall lead of the Tour Down Under on Saturday with a scintillating attack on the fifth stage finish up...

Life in the fast lane as Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson joins a cycling race

Along for the ride: Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson and Orica GreenEdge team director Matt White.

Rupert Guinness Trent Robinson may lament that the coaching box can get pretty hot at times during an NRL season – for being cramped for space and building emotions in a tight game.

Steele von Hoff stage win continues Uni SA-Australia's incredible Tour Down Under journey

They all fall down: A group of riders take a tumble near the finish of Friday's stage of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness Steele von Hoff continued the incredible run by his national team against the might of World Tour rivals in the Tour Down Under on Friday by winning stage four.

Richie Porte must go solo to win Tour Down Under

Hi there: Richie Porte chats with ex-Tour de France rider Robbie McEwan before stage four of the Tour Down Under.

Rupert Guinness For Richie Porte to usurp his fancied BMC rivals in the Tour Down Under he must reproduce the panache that helped him win the same stage last year.