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.
James Guy came to Budapest looking to put the individual frustrations of Rio 2016 behind him but the Bury swimmer’s hopes of an individual medal in Budapest now largely rest on Monday’s 200m freestyle after disappointment in the 400m.