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World Swimming Championships gets serious from today


Gotta love the swimming. It is a bonanza sport for punters if you do your homework. Bookies tend to pay too much attention to form from heats and semis, and also to local biases (Aussie swimmers shorter in Aus, Brits in Britain etc).

The suits debacle threatens to take a bit of gloss off the meet, but once they're in the water and racing, you can ignore most of the hype.

Tonight's schedule starts off with the 400m freestyle events for both men and women. Both favourites are vulnerable, I'd rather be laying at odds-on than backing.

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