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It's a good time to fall back in love with Australian swimming

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22.07.2019

Swimming doesn't occupy the lofty mantle that it used to in the Australian sporting landscape. The world championships in Gwangju, South Korea, which began amid unprecedented drama on Sunday, aren't even on televison.

Yet the current crop of Dolphins might be as good as any in recent history and the path to Tokyo will be littered with fierce rivalries, unfinished business and the lure of renewed battles between modern titans such as Katie Ledecky and Australia's newest world champion, Ariarne Titmus.

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Central to the plot will be Mack Horton and Sun Yang, although the latter has a significant hurdle to leap if he wants to take his never-ending roadshow of drama and controversy to the Olympic pool in Japan.

Sun has been allowed to swim at the........

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