SYDNEY (AFP) - Cameron McEvoy again upstaged dual world champion James Magnussen in the final of the 100 metres freestyle at Australia's world championships trials on Tuesday.
Defending champion McEvoy claimed his third win in four meets over Magnussen by clocking the year's fastest time of 48.06 seconds ahead of the London Olympic silver medallist (48.18). Tommaso D'Orsogna (48.54) took bronze.
McEvoy is making a habit of beating Magnussen after also claiming the Pan Pacs 100m gold medal on Australia's Gold Coast in August last year.
"I do take pride in being consistent," McEvoy told reporters. "But getting up racing against Magnussen, I may as well be racing a bunch of 10 year olds - I am still going to do my own race and not worry about who is beside me."
At least Magnussen's top-two finish gives him a chance to defend his title at July's world championships in Kazan, Russia.
"I don't need to be going really fast at this time of year - I have got to peak at the right time," he said.