He might be becoming known as a slow starter at major competitions but James Guy demonstrated once again his ability to dig deep when it matters as he helped Great Britain to a final silver at the World Championships.
If James Guy could start major championships the way he finishes them he might have even more than the three world titles already under his belt.
Budapest 2017: Lord of the Rings ‘obsessed’ Guy uses Rivendell scene as world championships inspiration
The Rivendell scene in Lord of the Rings gave birth to one of the most famous internet memes of all time – for James Guy it’s the perfect material to get him pumped to take on the world’s best.
James Guy was desperate to build on a glorious night for Britain in the pool in Budapest but admitted he got his tactics wrong after missing out on the medals on Tuesday.
It was a night to remember in the pool as Adam Peaty ended Great Britain’s 28-year wait for an Olympic male swimming champion, while Jazz Carlin also chipped in with a silver medal.
James Guy booked his place at the Olympic Games in Rio after literally emptying the tank on his way to British Swimming Championship glory in Glasgow.
Kearney has burst onto the swimming scene this year in emphatic style and emerged as Britain’s most successful swimmer at the IPC World Swimming Championships in Glasgow taking home four gold medals, a silver and a bronze.