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James Magnussen qualifies for 2012

Updated: March 19, 2012, 9:48 AM ET
Associated Press

ADELAIDE, Australia -- World champion James Magnussen swam the fourth fastest 100-meter freestyle ever to win at the Australian trials, clocking 47.10 seconds on Monday night to secure his place at the London Olympics.

Ever confident, 'The Missile' Magnussen then issued a message to his rivals: "Brace yourselves."

The 20-year-old Magnussen said he was targeting Cesar Cielo's world record of 46.91, which the Brazilian set at the 2009 world championships while wearing one of the high-tech ...

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