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James Magnussen

James Magnussen (born 11 April 1991) is an Australian swimmer. He is the current 100-metre freestyle world champion, and holds the 4th fastest swim in history in the 100-metre freestyle with a time of 47.10, which also stands as the fastest swim in textile swimwear material.

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M-theory: Mycroft, Moriarty, and Magnussen's shared motifs, James Bond's "M," Mary and Janine, and the big...
Jennifer Lawrence fans, then Theo James, now Ansel Elgort.. 😭😂 When into the woods comes out you'll be Billy Magnussen groupies.
The Sydney Morning > Magnussen after self-confidence - World champion James Magnussen will look for a shot of self...
Nathan Adrian (USA) sets a time of 47.52 to beat James Magnussen's (AUS) time of 47.53 to win the men's 100m freestyle gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic ...
Forget James Bond, think James Magnussen! just won GQ Inspiration of the Year!
It's hard 2 decide which one's the best looking swimmer, Nathan Adrian, Camille Lacourt, James Magnussen or Ryan Lochte. All like Roman Gods
the best was James Magnussen Yes Olympic ad!
Waugh brothers, James Magnussen, Harry Kewell, off the top of my head.
i've met Alia atkinson, James Magnussen and a lot more swimmers! ^^ a + for being in the callroom a a volunteer :3
MISSILE OUTGUNNED! - James Magnussen qualifies 5th for 50m freestyle final in Berlin with Matthew Abood 0.16 secs faster in 3rd
GOLD to James Magnussen in 47.71 with 4th in 47.84
james magnussen taking a photo with my father in law Cor before championship in Eindhoven.
Magnussen out to keep wins rolling: James Magnussen aims to maintain his winning streak at this weekend's Worl...
James Magnussen: "It was a massive rebuilding phase to win the World Championships!"
"It is nice all of our competitors travel together from Barcelona," said about James Magnussen and Marco Koch!
According to James Magnussen, we had a flirt. I really liked the sound of that! :)
Can it be August 2016 yet? I am READY to see James Magnussen on my TV more frequently.
No way he's 22. he looks amazing with a beard tho.
Touched by James Magnussen's statement about Nathan Adrian. "You just can't hate him because he's so nice" aw Maggy.
Congratulations to James Magnussen for defending his 100m Freestyle title at the worlds last night in 47.71 a tough 12…
Big night for Lochte, Magnussen, US gold girls: BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Ryan Lochte and James Magnussen are back on top at the w...
Lochte, Magnussen back on top at swimming worlds: BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — James Magnussen and Ryan Lochte are ...
Magnussen beats Feigen, Adrian of US in 100 free: BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — James Magnussen rallied to win the 1...
All the best to James Magnussen, and who will swim in individuals finals tonight
Great effort by James Magnussen & who finished 4th in men's 4x100 free in 3:12.…
I don't know how a silver medal can be called "a devastating loss'!!! James Magnussen you've done your country proud.
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James Magnussen under threat from emerging Russian team
The Opposition are sounding as deflated as James Magnussen after the 100m relay at the London Olympics. Certain victory thwarted.
The 15th world championships start today in We wish best of luck to James
Sunday morning Sports wrap: *rugby Kurtley Beale missed a crucial penalty at the death as the Lions held on for a 23-21 win over the Wallabies in the 1st test at Lang Park. Australia was left with a high injury toll with Christian Lealiifano, Pat McCabe and Berrick Barnes all stretchered off while Australia captain James Horwill was cited following an incident with Alun Wyn Jones. New Zealand fly half Daniel Carter kicked 14 points as the All Blacks scored a 24-9 victory over France in New Plymouth to complete a 3-0 series sweep. *NRL Wests Tigers' notched up their second win in three weeks as they edged out Canberra 17-12 at Campbelltown *AFL Richmond laid the Western Bulldogs to waste in a 10-goal thrashing at Docklands, Sydney fell to Port Adelaide by three goals in Kurt Tippett's Swans debut, while St Kilda thumped the Demons by 35. *Strong swims from James Magnussen and Cate Campbell highlighted Saturday's final day of the Australian time trials. *Australia A has a tight match on its hands heading in ...
Cameron McEvoy and David McKeon top 2 seeds in 200 free. James Magnussen, Thomas Fraser-Holmes,Ryan Napoleon also advance to the semis
Olympic star James Magnussen talks mental demons with GQ
'I wanted the deck to swallow me': SWIMMING star James Magnussen remains scarred by the London Olympics debacl...
am I the only one who thinks James Magnussen > Tom Daley?
In the wake of the Olympic swimming revelations, James Magnussen sits down for an exclusive, one-on-one interview with Chris Bath to answer his critics.
James Magnussen and his relay team-mates have admitted to using Stilnox and behaving inappropriately at a pre-Olympic bonding session last year.
Nathan Adrian, 4-time Olympic medalist, is making the pro swim life work for him. Since his stunning win over James Magnussen (Swimming Australia) in the 100...
Nathan Adrian and James Magnussen are the future
James Magnussen is really in Sydney watching tennis OMG
oh my god just saw James magnussen at Apia??!!?!
Our punters voted James Magnussen as The Greg Norman Choker of the Year. Congrats, Missile!
I recieved my pictures back signed from Billy Magnussen and Brian D' Arcy James. I got a signed playbill too from...
Magnussen primed for pool return: James Magnussen's coach says his star charge, steeled by his London Olympic swim debacle, is ready ...
Hello James is this the real James magnussen?? Who i already met!! :-)
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James magnussen at the pool party :) (Bernard Tomic as well in the photo)
James Magnussen has been denied entry into Gaza, journalists understand they're currently up to their ears in missiles.
Busy Friday pm. 9 holes of golf, after work with Jimmy G, walked the Pups, quick BBQ and then an hour or so listening to Gault at The Last Coach - had a couple of reds. Ran into Jessica Kate, who was working behind the bar. Where doesn't she work!! Had 10 bucks on her horse that was running in Melb. It came last. Lol. Then went with Dr Phil and friends to the Flying Horse for Budda in a Chocolate Box. Great gig. Found out later that "the Pav" is not open at 1.30am. But the water was cold! A good night. Breakfast at swim club this morning. Olympians James Magnussen, Travis Mahoney, and Sarah Katsoulis spoke to the kids. Awesome to watch "the Missile" glide through the water in the outdoor pool. Housework for the rest of the day. *** hum - it has to be done.
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James Magnussen lost because he wasn't good enough better swimmers beat him the rest of the drivel he says is excuses excuses.
James Magnussen sounds like the biggest whinger ever in The Age article today. Grow some, boy, and take responsibility for your stupidity.
Tom Waterhouse has a date with James Magnussen and is now taking bets on what Magussen wants for lunch. Subway @ $1.20, Any Other @ $4.45
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We became the easy targets: Furore over behaviour 'blown way out of proportion': James Magnussen.
London of mass distraction re-arms Magnussen for Rio: NEARLY three months have passed since James Magnussen drag...
Deadly tired Missile: Three months after failing to win gold swimmer James Magnussen concedes all the attention ...
Magnussen re-armed for Rio: James Magnussen on why he failed to win gold at London Olympics.
Going to a SPEEDO PRODUCT SESSION at Cook+Phillip Park Aquatic Centre just for Rebel Sport on wed 24th Oct and James Magnussen will be there should be a fun night.
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Australian swimmer James Magnussen has admitted that he made mistakes, saying that he could have carried himself ...
Australian world champion James Magnussen admit made mistakes at London Olympic London - AFP.
Mistakes will make me stronger, says James Magnussen - The Australian
Swimming world champion James Magnussen admits he made mistakes and could have carried himself better during a c ...
- Swimmer James Magnussen admits he made mistakes at the London Games ... - Herald Sun
James Magnussen's first comments since the Olympics. "Mistakes were made." ...
100m Freestyle Silver medalist, James Magnussen said he made mistakes in London and could have handled himself better. Thoughts?
Swimmer James admits he made mistakes & could have carried himself better at London Games but says he'll only get stronger
James Magnussen very good performance to front up & handle some tough questions on No doubt 2013 will be a big year for him.
James Magnussen. You're attractive. So attractive. Look at those legs. You're so tall. I can't. Stahp et.
Watching and Grant Hackett asking the hard questions of James Magnussen on
James Magnussen is doing such a great job on
James magnussen getting peppered with quite a few curly questions but handling it fairly well!
Kidlets had their first swimming lesson today. Jesslyn is the next Susie O'Neill and Dean is the next James Magnussen (choked! Lol).
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The Australian goes in-depth on James Magnussen and the Aussies' swim troubles ...
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real James magnussen at the grand final !!
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Just shook hands with the Olympic swimmer James Magnussen at the ivy!
A pointless trip to the airport resulted in one instagram picture, a midnight snack at Subway with a James Magnussen cardboard cutout and $24 in parking fees.
Why does James Magnussen have to be so hot?!
So just told me that she had sexy timez with in an Olympic sized pool with James Magnussen training at the other end.
I have the same TV James Magnussen has!! Now you have to come over and watch!!
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James Magnussen is a "fan" of Low-fat Subway rolls. Don't all go rushing for your favourite footlong at once now.
Kid in the Energy Australia ad: If you were James Magnussen, you'd finish second in that race. At least you're hyping yourself up right.
Photo: Swimmer James Magnussen has a sexy back
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Stealing a cardboard cut out of James Magnussen is probably my best scalp of souvenirs from a night out.
No no, think happy thoughts! I take it back. Just focus on, like, James Magnussen's chest or Icona Pop and you'll be fine.
James Magnussen makes me want to eat Subway.. My guess is Casey Eastham..
Very glad that I for some reason turned to this channel and then James magnussen pops up ok commercial, even better!!!
James Magnussen does not make me want to eat Subway!
I'm gonna be Alicia Coutes, I'm gonna be James Magnussen, I'm gonna be beaten by an American & cry unco.
I wish were here for me to Matthew Macfadyen ~ Ethan Peck ~ Lucas Bryant ~ Scott Speedman ~ James Magnussen
Nathan and his family remember their experience in London, where Nathan defeated the favorite James Magnussen of Australia in the 100m freestyle by one one-h...
I hope the new James Magnussen sub at Subway doesn't cause me to choke in pressure situations.
I wonder if James Magnussen knocked on the door of the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Angsty moody pout because I am upset I did not get to see and have sex with James Magnussen
Turns out the 'T' in the Commonwealth Bank ad with James Magnussen was right after all, and that Cadel Evans Swisse ad was not.
How bad was the decision of Commonwealth Bank to run the CAN(T) campaign for the Olympics?? Their key man James Magnussen bombed out and then when they switched to women's hockey, the team didn't even make it through to the semi finals!! I haven't seen a Comm Bank ad in a few days!
Oh yess. Doing my PE assignment on James Magnussen will do just nicely.
When people say James Magnussen is ugly, I cry.
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Lucy and I have decided that the blonde coffee guy in the library is a James Magnussen doppelganger
Our backups: Ricky, Tom, Camille, and I would have a great time
well it's a stupid one, James Magnussen could play golf and I still wouldn't watch it. I love him but not that much
James Magnussen gets extra frisky with himself
James Magnussen :3 should i come to the Aussie? :p
Leave it to to make us forget Ian "Thorpedo" Thorpe and not pay attention to James "Missile" Magnussen! Oh that smile! ;0)
Beware this contains venting: I think Australia's Olympic athletes can lean something from the gymnast Chen Yibing. Chen dominates the rings event and has done so for sometime. That was until last night, where in the last moments of the event the contender from Brazil snatched victory in the final routine. After watching the final gymnast, Chen jumped up from his seat with a big smile on his face congratulated the Brazilian and thanked the crowd. Now I am not the kind of person to say I am "disappointed" with the performance of the Australian team, I'm disappointed with the attitude. Why is a silver medal suddenly a bad thing? Last week I made a comment about James Magnussen and his post race conduct, to which someone replied, "he won all the lead up events, he should have won, he's not used to losing." Chen Yibing, the Chinese gymnast, is know as 'the lord of the rings' he is the current world champion and only lost one international contest since 2006. This was his last Olympics and will probably mark h ...
Today I saw a man removing the "James Magnussen bring home a gold" poster from a bus stop. Interesting seeing how the other side lives.
Yesterday, part Chinese swimmer Nathan Adrian out-touched Australia's James Magnussen by one…
Take a second to Google James Magnussen and thank me in the morning
and James Magnussen seem to be brothers!
eg. James Magnussen really it this Olympics.
Council has confirmed a welcome home/well done for all local Olympians. Maybe a pool party for James Magnussen and Sam Mcgregor?
Weet-Bix competition: winner gets to spank James Magnussen's bare *** for not winning gold. 2nd prize nipple twist Im collecting coupons now
anyone else see similarities between and James Magnussen?
"Would a few million $ more have helped James Magnussen swim 0.01 of a second faster? No". Michael Visontay
James Magnussen causes me so much pain
if James Magnussen had kept the beard there might not have been a need for that "independent enquiry" for the teams performance.
What's wrong with doing a James Magnussen?? Silver not good enough ?? :)
i see. Well in that case. Ryan Lochte over your James Magnussen!
Yeah so uhm. Thank you for introducing me to James magnussen
Can I interest you in James Magnussen? lol
Phelps has some competition in the hot swimming body category as well as the pool in the shape of this cute Aussie.
All of Australia is very proud that our only Olympian, James Magnussen, has won gold in the sailing!
Robert Magnussen reveals his son, James', journey to the Olympics
I was just innocently trolling the internet for pictures of swimmers, then this happened & I lost the power of speech.
Ethan Warren you handsome thing you ;) almost as cute as James Magnussen ;D
In case you don't have a day off today I wanted to brighten your day with some Olympic pride for this
lol that's James Magnussen, the one you two said looks like an old man! He's only 21(;
That awkward moment when James "The Missle" Magnussen only wins 1 silver medal
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ohmigawsh, James Magnussen is a babe;D he hel hawt
I think I just got aids from looking at James magnussen :/
if I wasnt watching the race that you were in with James Magnussen, I probably wouldnt have found you and became a fan!
0.01 = American Nathan Adrian won gold over Australian James Magnussen by 0.01 seconds - the slightest margin possible.
Hopefully James Magnussen was watching that - a lesson in overcoming disappointment
I used to be that way with my boo. But he got that beard and BAM instant attraction. Him or James Magnussen I'm okay with.
Tom slingsby does what James magnussen couldnt do..gold for aust
sorry dude, only James Magnussen replays.
Just got phone back yippee!! James Magnussen had it. Long sorry!
Team Australia swimmers and medallists Leisel Jones and James Magnussen have pulled up at the spa in their official car!
We found Jerm's Halloween costume. Coincidentally, we also found James Magnussen's Halloween costume.
In a way I'm kind of happy only one guy I know in real life is so attractive it makes me want to cry because loOK AT JAMES MAGNUSSEN
Ouch...cant stop watching James Magnussen's videos ^^
Grant Hackett has slammed James Magnussen for failing to show more leadership over Australian Olympic swimming debacle.
Ok, here is something which has been playing on my mind with all this Olympics / James Magnussen / Usain Bolt talk... At sea level, air is 784 times less dense than water ( Bolt travels (runs) 100m in 9.63 seconds. Magussen travels (swims) 100m in 47.53 So Magussen has to work almost 800 times harder (??) to move through water than Bolt who has to to move through air, BUT MAGNUSSEN IS ONLY 5 TIME SLOWER. Please explain???
Glad to have James Magnussen on my desktop background ^^
What a successful Sunday morning! Congratulations to our ambassadors Mitchell Watt (silver) and the 4x 100m Medley Relay Team around James Magnussen (bronze)! Thanks for bringing home these medals! You’ve made our weekend!
It was a great 12 years being your biggest fan Michael... HELLO JAMES MAGNUSSEN!! (If you can't find me I've jumped ship to Sydney to find my future husband :D)
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I'm sorry but I think the Australian media (and the Aussies who share their opinion) should be ashamed of themselves. Page 2 of the Sunday Mail regarding our Olympic swimming team "Where did we go so wrong?" ... Seriously! These guys have qualified for the Olympics and are representing our country! They are champions. Don't we always tell our kids to always do their best and that's what makes them winners in our eyes? James Magnussen is a legend - he was beaten by one one-hundredth of a second!! And was still on the winners podium with a medal around his neck. Our Olympians should be coming home to a legends welcome, not somber interviews about what went wrong. Cate Campbell's quote in the paper is excellent. She said "It's not that our standard hasn't been high. The world standard has lifted.. We've seen some incredible swims." Come on Aussies! Let's lift our attitudes and celebrate these athletes who are doing our country proud!!!
So what if the Aussie's aren't bringing home the Gold in this years Olympic Games . . They are being far too pressured due to how successful we were at past Olympic Games . . We cannot always be expected to bring home the Gold , Silver or Bronze medals . . Just making it on the Olympic Team is success alone and something to be proud of !! James Magnussen won Silver and we should still be so proud of that . . He shouldn't put himself down or let Channel 9 put him down either !!
Olympian James Magnussen calls himself "Alpha Male". Bronze in the medley, silver in the 100m & gold in the knob.
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Dont worry james magnussen your still the man in port maquarie :)
News coverage and social media are having a field day predicting Australian gold only to tear the athletes down when they don’t live up to the hype. Nowhere has this been seen more than in the pool, where Olympians Emily Seebohm and James Magnussen were left “shattered” having achieved only secon...
  American swimmer Nathan Adrian has defeated Australia favorite James Magnussen – and by all of one one-hundreth of a second in a miraculous win! Gold medalist
James Magnussen the greatest swimer - eventhough he missed the gold , his stregnth is powerfull as a magnum . he is the missile of Aus
This just in. Missy Franklin takes back "the missle" from James Magnussen. After a Contest from Magnussen, Franklin replies "3 gold"
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The talk of the Australian team at the Olympics is all about 'The Missile' that failed to fire, with James Magnussen shattered after his poor start.
In other news, Mitchell Watt is obviously going to be the James Magnussen of the second week, Ch9 coverage-wise.
Hawthorn are like James Magnussen, alot of hype but always fall short
Yo Hawthorn! Sign up James Magnussen ASAP. He sooks when he loses too. Will be a great fit!
Who is the biggest aussie choker- a) Adam Scott b) James Magnussen c) Emily Seebohm or the latest contender d) Hawthorn Hawks?
James Magnussen gets beaten by a 100th of a second and we lose to Geelong again, after the siren. Geez sport can be cruel. Well played Geelong.
Nathan Adrian.one hundreth of second to beat the fav the Missile ( James Magnussen)...great stuff.Phelps 20th medal.Rebecca Soni world record in two consecutive days.Team USA is ruling the pool.they matched the Gold count with China at 18.Athletics still to come by.
I hope the cats aren't about to choke harder than James magnussen
well james magnussen somewhere out there there is the" T "off the Commonwealth Bank add laughing his *** off saying tolt you so CAN'T.
James magnussen is a bigger disappointment than the Y2K bug
Five-time Olympic gold medallist Ian Thorpe says fellow Australian James "Missile" Magnussen is the best swimmer to emerge on the international scene in a decade.
You would think Sally Pearson would have learned something from James Magnussen and stop blowing her own trumpet until AFTER her event!
Are James Magnussen and Julia Gillard related or something...they both lied about what they promised!!
I hate to say it, but the pessimistic 'T' of the 'CAN'T' guys in the Commonwealth Bank advertisement for the Olympic Games .was right! Sadly, James Magnussen misfired for the games :-( Bummer!
Your so-called reporters and commentators should be absolutely ashamed. James Magnussen just won a silver medal for that race. At the Olympics. The most elite sports competition in the world. That is utterly amazing, and we should all be bowing down in awe. But no, your stupid commentators make comments like: "devastating" and "failure" and "he had a bad day". No he didn't!!! He is 21 years old, he came second by 100th of a second against someone who is evenly matched in skill. But he didn't win GOLD so you feign niceties then cut away as soon as you can. He deserves a PARADE for what he just did! I hate you channel 9. I'm done. Will be getting results online from now on.
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James Magnussen is turning into the Tom Scully of Swimming
If James Magnussen is called "the missile" what do they call the guys who keep beating him?
In a surprise victory, American swimmer Nathan Adrian won gold in the men’s 100-meter freestyle. James Magnussen of Australia won silver, and Brent Hayden of Canada earned the bronze medal.
Tax done, looks like i be paying more to Julia's ALP. I blame James Magnussen and the carbon tax
Everyone who reckon's the media is being harsh to James Magnussen needs to harden up. He called himself white caviar ffs
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James Magnussen - If being tool was an event then you would win gold.
Tim Ginever performs 'Gold Medal Runaway' in a tribute to James Magnussen.
Can the Commonwealth Bank please do a new TV ad and instead of throwing the T in can't over the cliff please throw James Magnussen? Now that would be funny!
Belated congrats to Nathan Adrian,taking home the gold for America in the 100 meter free,by beating "The Missile",James Magnussen of Australia last night.The first American male to win this event,since the great Matt Biondi in 1988.
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Doesn't James Magnussen realise you are meant to win first then become arrogant? I think he did it backwards and forgot the winning part...
Nooo James magnussen form port Macquarie didn't get in to the final this morning , he has done so well considering its his first Olympics !, if he had his hand their quicker wouldv got the gold ., was a little mistake oh we'll silver is just as good !!! Good on him from home town port Macquarie go magnussen
James Magnussen believes his silver medal will make him stronger. Silver will also fend off Werewolves James seeing as how we're on the subject off kidding ourselves.
Curtis Stone and Olympian James Magnussen team up to cook James' favourite dish, Marsala Braised Beef with parsnips, pumpkin & silverbeet.
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Well it's official... When Michael Phelps retires in a few days James Magnussen will become my favorite swimmer. (Once again Australia takes my allegiance in swimming) Phelps has been since 2000 stealing Thorpedo's spot.
Eamon Sullivan makes the final for the 50m Free final, James Magnussen miss out. Well done guys! Fast swimming!
n there goes my new found HERO.. James Magnussen may be for 1 last time..this OLYMPICS..coz he has all the reasons to get eliminated in the semi's..:'( Wishing him BEST though..:)
Swimming — Australia Weaknesses: Technologically advanced American suits superior to Australian team’s heavy wool; sometimes distracted by coins on the bottom of the pool Favorite Part Of Swimming: Big fuzzy towels with Olympic ...
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, or were perhaps abducted by aliens, you'll know that RIGHT NOW in London, the 2012 Olympics are taking place. Which aside from the glory, display of athleticism and the whole 'world uniting'
Pretty sure James magnussen should now be nicknamed "the disappointment"
Nathan Adrian of the U.S. out touches James Magnussen of Austrailia by .01 seconds in the mens 100m freestyle.
Australia's James Magnussen has suffered a shattering defeat to American Nathan Adrian in the final of the blue riband men's 100 metres freestyle.
You know we've lost perspective when the 1st thing the Giaan Rooney says to James Magnussen after winning silver is "You must be shattered"
I swear I saw James Magnussen jump in the Aussie row boat with 500 to go!
James magnussen you have won my respect :)
Adrian's win a true feel-good finish Nathan Adrian didn't want to be that guy. Not the guy who lost, mind you, but the guy who thought he had won, started to celebrate and then realized ... Oops! That's actually a "2" next to my name on the scoreboard, not a "1." I'm an *** So before he slapped his hands in the water, unleashed that Abercrombie smile or allowed a few tears to fall, he had to be absolutely certain he was in fact the winner of the marquee swimming event of the Olympic Games, the men's 100-meter freestyle. "At first I looked up and thought I saw a '1,'" he said. "Then it was like, 'Wait a minute. Did I really?'" He did, by the narrowest of margins. One one-hundredth of a second. A follow-up look at the scoreboard confirmed the dream was actually reality. Somehow, someway, Adrian had propelled his body to the other end of the Aquatics Centre pool and back in 47.52 seconds, only the second time in his life he had swum a 100 in less than 48. The first came in the opening leg of the 4x100 met ...
James Magnussen... can you pretend to drown so I can "pretend" to give you mouth to mouth? Much hotness on our olympic swim team!
massive crush on James Magnussen right now, sexiest swimmer ever :)
Let's remember that around 21 Million Australians have less Silver medals than James Magnussen
``James magnussen`` to be honest Grant this is the last place i wanted to be this morning, OH PLEASE its only a swimming race.
A case of so close yet so far for “The Missile. The importance of good skills was highlighted here and for any of our squad swimmers that swim along with Michael Phelps yesterday will be shown to you a lot. Magnussen has found out the hard way why Olympic Medals not just Gold ones are hard to come by. He was not aided though by the banning of Stilnox 6 weeks prior to the Olympics. Whilst I am in favour of getting rid of it long term the ban should have come after the Olympics so these athletes could stick with a normal preparation. He is young and has time. Another silver medal for the girls 4 x 200 relay giving Alicia Coutts her 4th medal for the games and should get 5 which will equal the likes of Dawn Fraser and Ian Thorpe to have taken 5 medals from one Olympics. An OUTSTANDING performance. For the girls to get so close to the Americans was a brilliant effort. They have been our saviours. Tonight will see the 50m Freestyle heats (Eamon Sullivan and James Magnussen) both should make the semi finals. ...
I am so over the media and crap about the Olympics, just hearing about it being a big 'kick in the pants' for James Magnussen because he 'only' won a silver medal & what's with the bursting into tears for 'letting Australia down' coming from the female swimmer this week because she 'only' won a silver medal? Bloody fantastic achievements so why does no-one think so and congratulate on that instead of making them think they failed because it wasn't Gold? It is not a god given right that Australia should be coming home with all the gold medals, hopefully it will be a humbling experience and lesson learned and the athletes won't be built up into superheroes that daren't 'fail' when the next Olympics come around and be able to enjoy their medals if they are 'only' silver or bronze and indeed to be proud that they even make the games at all!
Learnt more about James Magnussen in two days then his known in twenty one years!
James magnussen is a powerful and talented swimmer, but he has learnt one valuable lesson, don't talk it up before, do your talking in the pool. Silver Medal is still a wonderful acheivement.
Mmmm James magnussen... He's a gold medal in my eyes ;-)
James M. beaten by - one 100's of a second NO FAIR - Just a few years ago it would have been a dead heat cause they didn't have technology to cut that fine :( Did I mention how much I like watching the men's swimming? James Magnussen you are a FHM!
Home sick today and all they can talk about is James Magnussen! So he lost by a finger nail lol silver is still awesome!!
Can't believe people are slamming James Magnussen for coming second in the olympics, that's just low.
London, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) America's Nathan Adrian snatched gold in thefinal stroke of the men's 100 meters freestyle Wednesday. Adrian was third on the turn but stormed back to win in 47.52 seconds, one hundredth of a second ahead of James Magnussen of Australia, who claimed silver. "I kinda touched well and 'oh, sweet, I've won' then there's 10 to 15 seconds,"Adrian said. "Holy crap, this is the Olympics. I've been watching this since I was a kid." Magnussen said it was painful to miss out on gold by such a narrow margin. "It hurts. I did my best tonight and it wasn't quite good enough. It's been a tough Olympics," he said. Brent Hayden of Canada got the best start but faded to settle for bronze in 47.80. Send ur comment
James Magnussen must have raped a few orphans in previous life
I blame the letter "T" in the Comm bank ad for James magnussen's silver .
I think the Commonwealth Bank CAN ads have jinxed James Magnussen. lol
Behind the scenes with NSWIS athlete James Magnussen on his journey to the 2012 London Olympic Games
Oh James Magnussen... Silver by .001 of a second!!! So amazing regardless! Go Aussies!!!
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who Nathan Adrian!!! but you, james magnussen, almost make me want to become Australian. goodness.
I just had to watch the replay of the 100 freestyle final to verify my theory. Even in swimming, height is definitely might! 0.01 win by Nathan Adrian over James Magnussen is still unbelievable when watched twice.
Now that he's won a Silver, can we refer to him as James mAGnussen? C'mon! Periodic Table world plays don't write themselves.
America's Nathan Adrian wins gold in the men's 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds ahead of Australia's world champion James Magnussen.
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Would like to congratulate the Commonwealth Bank advertising campaign with James Magnussen where they kept telling him "your not unbeatable" and "you've lost before". I think you jinxed him. Nice one *** heads.
I want to known how our girls 4 x200 relay WON silver but James Magnussen LOST gold ?
People need to get off James Magnussen's back, criticism of him is a disgrace. How about a bit of compassion. Imagine how he's feeling. He swam magnificently and was unluckily beaten by a 100th of a second. Geez I hope he wins the 50m. I wonder where all the knockers will be then.
Has anyone else noticed the Channel 9 swimming commentators slipping in loaded comments to Australia, yet very quick to defend and applaud China? Re Chinese: "Innocent until proven guilty". Even though a Chinese swimmer was stood off the Olympic team in JUNE 2012 after testing positive. Hmmm... who exactly are you supporting Australian Channel 9? Some of the post race questions like, to James Magnussen as he got out of the pool "you've won silver, that's nothing to be ashamed of" (he finished one one hundredth of a second behind the American) "what would you have done differently in your preparation?", and something along the lines of, "don't worry we still support you". ??? seriously??! He won an olympic silver medal. Got as close as is humanly possible to dead heating the gold. He handled it amazingly, so graciously, yet they're calling it "Magnussen's agony". To handle something graciously and humbly is to have truly succeeded. Well done I say! Reporting has been consistently negative. Getting inside ...
Congrats to Nathan Adrian of USA winning gold on the 100M freestyle by 1/100th of a second. Being a swimmer myself, I know EXACTLY how 1/100th of a second feels, especialy to silver medallist James Magnussen of Australia.
James Magnussen hype train being derailed has to be one of the greatest moments in olympic history
I love my boyfriend, but God help us if James Magnussen comes walking by and has something intelligible to say!
Why are all Australian athletes so hot?? First Adam Scott, now James Magnussen. Love it.
Looks like James Magnussen needs some consoling. I am up to the task. What IS it about Australians?
If you missed the Men's 100m freestyle tonight...you haven't lived! What a swim my Nathan Adrian and James Magnussen. USA!
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James Magnussen is the Australian Barbie ken! What a cutie. Can't go wrong with the accent either ;)
I'm totally pulling for the USA, love Phelps and Lochte. But I may have to add James Magnussen to my list!
James Magnussen regretting that pre-Olympics pep talk from Adam Scott
Finally, James Magnussen. I don't think it's gets any tougher than that for an athlete. Hitting rock bottom, trying to bounce back..
James Magnussen hands 'Missile' nickname over to Missy Franklin and Missy Higgins. "They have gold medals and gold records."
Heartbreak as James Magnussen falls to American Nathan Adrian by 1/100th of second - Herald Sun
James Magnussen produced his best swim of meet & missed gold by 0.01s. He reflects on a tough week & the positives
Well done James magnussen fell so sorry for the lad! No pressure or anything! Silvers a good effort! 👍
James Magnussen says he hopes he will be a better person after his shattering week. He lost by a bee's *** today
American Nathan Adrian beats reigning world-champion James Magnussen of Australia to win men's 100-meter freestyle
Magnussen wins silver in 100m free: JAMES Magnussen has narrowly misssed a gold medal in the men's 100m freestyle.
Gut-wrenching. James Magnussen beaten by .01 after looking the winner a stroke off the wall. Stunning. Nathan Adrian the gold
Heroic swim by James Magnussen. Ya done good kid, and you'll be back better and faster! Proud to be an Aussie
That's a lot for a 21-year old kid to go through. Chin up, James Magnussen.
Nathan Adrian upsets favorite James Magnussen to win the 100 men's freestyle:
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1-100th of a second - that was the difference between gold and silver in the 100 free for James Magnussen.
Australian Olympic swimmer James Magnussen is today's featured crush! Dive in and check him out on the blog...
Adrian chased down James Magnussen in the last 25, beat him by .01 of a second. Incredible swim for him.
Nathan Adrian out-touches James Magnussen by .01 seconds to win the men's 100m free! Just as thrilling as expected...Another gold for USA.
James Magnussen takes silver in the men's 100m free
after reading the trilogy of 50 Shades, I think Hollywood might want to take a look at the Australian swimmer James Magnussen for the role of Christian Gray, who cares if he can act. Eye candy alone should get him the role then there always is Channing Tatum. are you listening Hollywood.?/
James Magnussen is mine! can have Rafael Nadal. Ok time to sleep so can be fresh when i c the Missile tmrw 520am Melb time. Zzz
Good luck to Bulldogs Member James Magnussen who'll swim in the Men's 100m Freestyle Final tomorrow!
Team GB may have Wiggo's whiskers, has this: Let's go James Magnussen!
James Magnussen's Olympics are a study of the disappointment and hope the Games can bring, and Olympics Correspondent Ben Knight joins us live from London just after the first men's freestyle heats to discuss that.
While we're taking a break, check out these PHOTOS of Australian swimmer James Magnussen (out of the pool):
2 more for Nathan Adrian from USA and James Magnussen from AUZ cheers bbc for the slow mo of Magnussen at the end!
Don't worry if you just missed a Nine Network report on James Magnussen - you only have to wait 46 seconds for the next one.
Magnussen does enough for semis berth
James Magnussen has regathered himself after the disastrous performance to cruise through his heat of the men’s...
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I have a feeling James Magnussen now has a greater respect for his sport and what it takes to be a successful Olympian.
James Magnussen has finished second in his 100m freestyle heat and will qualify for the semi-finals. Looks a bit off the pace still.
Good luck for our blue riband boys!! James Roberts and James Magnussen. Show everyone what your made of.
Grant Hackett says James Magnussen should have better public and on camera professionalism, hmm! This is the same bloke who got in a fight with a Piano after to many Chandies.. ***
James Magnussen is not too blame, leave the guy alone.
Gotta feel sorry for James Magnussen... imagine the ribbing he's copping from that Commbank 'T' today!
Head swim coach Leigh Nugent backs James to bounce back after 4x100m shock reports
James Magnussen - your homelands are proud of you! keep fighting, and ignore the critics
No gold for James Magnussen in the relay. Comm Bank bring back the T (& replace the A for a U and that could probably describe his day)
Who choked harder over the last week - Adam Scott or James Magnussen?
Very proud and very upset and mad all at the same time... 1st) Really Australia?... Weapons of Mass Destruction, huh? 4th place no medal? we wont even discuss you because teams that dont even medal are irrelevant... 2nd) Many had the Americans getting the silver medal... we got it... behind the french not the aussies... ok well its an honor to medal in any circumstance... 3rd) No way around it kind of a blunder by the decision makers, powers that be, leaders, coaching staff of Team USA by putting Phelps and Lochte on the relay team... Listen I am all for star power but Michael Phelps said before the olympics started that he was going to drop the 4x100 relay freestyle and lochte has very little experience with this race... Not their specialty... also Nathan Adrian very proud of him for whooping James Magnussen in the first 100m and he SHOULD be considered a big time contender for gold in the 100m free but WHY OH WHY did he not swim the anchor role? Most horrifying mistake ANY swimmer can make is being over ...
James Magnussen needs to take some tips off Adam Scott on how to handle adversity and an unexpected loss , terrible attitude 2012
I've just realised that James Magnussen bears an uncanny resemblance to Michael Fassbender. No wonder I fancy the pants off him.
Just figured out that Ray Warren is talking about James Magnussen when he says "Maggie". I thought Thatcher was back
It pays to be the Olympic broadcaster. On Nine News last night we saw new footage of swimmer James Magnussen who had shaved off his beard (thank God). Seven News on the other hand ran a story about the swimming team using old footage of Magnussen still with the beard.
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