Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness

Rupert Guinness is a Sports Reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald

Simon Gerrans hopes for better fortune after fourth season crash in Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic

Rupert Guinness For Simon Gerrans, his second crash for the day: "was the icing on the cake" on a bad day turned worse.

Swifts beat Northern Mystics but coach says there's 'still a long way to go'

Poised for action: Sydney Swifts captain Kimberlee Green taking on the Northern Mystics at Homebush on Sunday.

Rupert Guinness "We were getting to do-or-die stakes," says Swifts goal shooter Caitlin Thwaites of team mood before they won

Michael Matthews and Simon Gerrans a lethal combination, says team director Matt White

Quick: Sprinter Michael Matthews.

Rupert Guinness Matt White predicts "we will probably see" another glimpse of something "special" on Sunday.

Mack Horton lives up to promise to win 1500-metres freestyle title

Mack Horton

Rupert Guinness Mack Horton said that he had a "secret" target time in mind for the 1500-metres final at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney on Friday night and that he would "attack" the race in an...

Grant Hackett's return to Australian swim team "fantastic", says national head coach Jacco Verhaeren

Making an impact: Grant Hackett.

Rupert Guinness The return of dual Olympic champion Grant Hackett to the Australian world championship swimming team has been lauded as ‘‘fantastic’’ by national head coach Jacco Verhaeren...

A hard lesson but a good one for Thomas Fraser-Holmes


Rupert Guinness For Thomas Fraser-Holmes, the Australian swimming championships in Sydney have provided a bigger lesson than what reaching any personal best or win can offer.

James Magnussen claims 50m freestyle gold at Australian swimming championships in Sydney

Back on top: James Magnussen celebrates winning the men's 50m freestyle final on Thursday night.

Rupert Guinness James Magnussen has denied Cameron McEvoy a historic sprint triple crown by claiming a morale-boosting national 50m freestyle title.

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Mack Horton on his 1500m ambition: "I have a goal time, but I think that is a secret"

1500m flyer: Mack Horton

Rupert Guinness Mack Horton has a "secret" target time in mind for the 1500-metre final at the Australian swimming championships on Friday night and pledged after qualifying in Thursday morning's heats to "attack"...

After dress rehearsal, Mack Horton goes for Grant Hackett's 1500 metre age record

Rupert Guinness On Thursday, Victorian Mack Horton, having already won gold in the 400-metre and 800-metre freestyle events in the Australian swimming championships in Sydney, will embark on his campaign to try and...

Cate Campbell beats sister Bronte to win national 100-metre freestyle title

Bronte and Cate Campbell

Rupert Guinness World champion Cate Campbell produced a remarkable effort on Wednesday night to defend her 100-metre freestyle title at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney, which she came in to off a...

James Magnussen on national 100m final loss: "Getting over disappointment [is] pretty easy post London"

Rupert Guinness Referring to the 2012 Olympics in London where he missed the gold medal in the 100m freestyle after winning it the year before at the world titles, he said: "I find getting over disappointment pretty...

Cameron McEvoy becomes 'the hunted' as he defeats James Magnussen again

Victory is sweet: Cameron McEvoy celebrates after winning the 100-metre freestyle final at the Australian swimming championships.

Rupert Guinness As Cameron McEvoy accepted his label as "the hunted" of Australian men's 100m freestyle swimming following his national title win on Tuesday night, two times world champion James Magnussen admitted...

Cate and Bronte Campbell to clash in women's 100-metre freestyle final

Cate Campbell

Rupert Guinness A classic showdown between two sisters is now locked in at the Australian swimming championships in Sydney with Queensland siblings Cate and Bronte Campbell qualifying first and second fastest for...

James Magnussen in running to take back cherished title

Back in the swim: James Magnussen leaves the pool following the men's 100m freestyle semi-final during the day four of the Australian National Swimming Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.

Rupert Guinness James Magnussen will put on hold his goal of winning a third 100m freestyle world championship in Russia on Tuesday to focus on the task of trying to take back the cherished Australian title for the...

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

James Magnussen qualified fastest for the 100 metres freestyle.

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...