23 Mar 2012

Aussie swim sisters qualify for London

11:53 am on 23 March 2012

Two Australian swimming sisters have achieved the rare distinction of qualifying for the Olympic Games in the same event.

On the final night of the Australian trials in Adelaide, 19-year-old Cate Campbell and her 17-year-old sister Bronte finished one-two in the 50 metres freestyle to become the first siblings to qualify for the same Australian Olympic team since 1972.

It'll be a 44-strong Australian swim squad for London, headed by their 20-year-old men's freestyle sprint champion James Magnussen.