Nathan Adrian

US Olympic champion Nathan Adrian ready for James Magnussen

Stathi Paxinos Olympic champion Nathan Adrian says he has respect but no fear of dual world champion James Magnussen.

Cate Campbell, relay fire as girls close out golden Pan Pacs

Phil Lutton Cate Campbell has taken a giant step towards the elusive 50m freestyle world record, equalling the fastest non-supersuit time as she raced to gold on the final night of the Pan Pacs Championships on...

James Magnussen battles dodgy back ahead of Pan Pacs

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19:  James Magnussen looks on in the pool before an Australian Pan Pacs Squad press conference at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on August 19, 2014 in Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Dual world champion James Magnussen admits a "pretty dodgy" back has continued to hamper his preparation for this week's Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast.

Missy Franklin in doubt for Pan Pacs swimming

Injury blow: Missy Franklin.

Phil Lutton American superstar Missy Franklin remains in doubt for the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships after succumbing to back spasms during training on the Gold Coast.

Cate Campbell flies as superstars assemble for Pan Pacs sprint showdown

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Phil Lutton In the midst of the return of Michael Phelps to international competition and the showdown between Nathan Adrian and James Magnussen, it was Australia's Cate Campbell that lit up the pool on a...

Cameron McEvoy stuns big guns with Pan Pacs sprint gold

Cameron McEvoy.

Phil Lutton Gold Coast underdog Cameron McEvoy produced the breakthrough swim of his career to stun the superstars of world sprinting with gold in the men's 100m freestyle final of the Pan Pacs.

Relays reloaded: Australians unseat Americans at Pan Pacs

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Phil Lutton Australia's mens 4 x 100m freestyle relay team, that famously misfired in London, has rebounded to form with a stirring victory over the United States at the Pan Pacs championships on the Gold Coast.

James Magnussen's back injury may force Olympic village rethink

James Magnussen embraces Cameron McEvoy after winning the 100m freestyle.

Michael Carayannis James Magnussen will consider skipping the athletes’ village at the 2016 Olympics as he battles with a degenerative back.

Michael Phelps flops in 100 metre freestyle

Michael Phelps looks on after taking seventh in men's 100 meter freestyle final at the U.S. nationals.

Philip Hersh Losing all momentum when he barely touched the wall at 50 meters, he finished a distant seventh.

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Swimmer James Magnussen cleared of serious back injury

James Magnussen

Michael Carayannis James Magnussen will battle on with a degenerative back for the rest of his career after scans revealed damage to the injury which plagued his Commonwealth Games.

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James Magnussen moves on from Olympics scorn

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Daniel Lane Standing 1.96 metres, weighing 95kilograms and boasting shoulders that could be measured by pick handles, there’s no danger at all of anyone possibly mistaking James Magnussen for a boy.

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Olympic swimmer James Magnussen's growing pains are now in his wake

Australian Olympic swimmer James Magnussen.

Daniel Lane There's no danger at all of anyone possibly mistaking James Magnussen for a boy.

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Elite squad 'not pampered brats'

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Phil Lutton JAMES MAGNUSSEN'S coach, Brant Best, has defended the nation's swimmers, saying they weren't lacking in heart and some were simply guilty of trying too hard at the London Games.

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Magnussen insists there's no bad blood as he returns to pool deck

James Magnussen

Stathi Paxinos James Magnussen says he does not feel uncomfortable about returning to the Australian swimming team and is confident he would be accepted back into the fold after personally apologising to teammates...

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Magnussen embraces underdog status

James Magnussen

Not so long ago he was a man who felt invincible, but James Magnussen is taking a very human approach into his 100m freestyle world title defence in Barcelona.

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The Missile has mellowed

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Stathi Paxinos Jmaes Magnussen says the nickname has been decommissioned.

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Aussie men upbeat despite relay miss

James Magnussen.

Liam FitzGibbon A James Magnussen-led sprint relay team has missed a medal at the world championships, but they're more upbeat than after the London Olympic flop.

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Alicia Coutts heartbroken as relay team wins silver at World Swimming Championships

Alicia Coutts.

Liam FitzGibbon Australia has claimed its first medal of the world championships in Barcelona, taking silver in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay, but the men missed out.

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Narrow loss haunts Coutts

Go girl: Bronte and Cate Campbell cheer on the team.

Barcelona Australia's sprint relay team rallies around a heartbroken Alicia Coutts.

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James Magnussen posts sizzling time in heats of 100 metres freestyle

James Magnussen.

Liam FitzGibbon James Magnussen has taken a low-key route into the world championships 100m freestyle final, while Christian Sprenger claimed more silver for Australia.

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