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Australia SAS Australia star James Magnussen ponders move to Bondi or Balmain

19:05  29 november  2020
19:05  29 november  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Moves : James Magnussen (pictured) is considering a move and he's asked his fans to weigh in. On Sunday, the SAS Australia star , 29, shared a photo of himself at the beach to Instagram and asked if he should live in the Sydney suburbs of Bondi or Balmain .

James Magnussen (born 11 April 1991) is a retired Australian swimmer and Olympic medallist. He was the 2011 and 2013 100-metre freestyle world champion, and holds the record for the fifth fastest swim in history in the 100-metre freestyle, with a time of 47.10

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James Magnussen is considering a move and he's asked his fans to weigh in.

On Sunday, the SAS Australia star, 29, shared a photo of himself at the beach to Instagram and asked if he should live in the Sydney suburbs of Bondi or Balmain.

He wrote: 'Spent all weekend at Bondi... now I'm thinking I should move there. Sydney folks - Balmain or Bondi??'

a person holding a frisbee in front of a beach: Moves: James Magnussen (pictured) is considering a move and he's asked his fans to weigh in. On Sunday, the SAS Australia star, 29, shared a photo of himself at the beach to Instagram and asked if he should live in the Sydney suburbs of Bondi or Balmain © Provided by Daily Mail Moves: James Magnussen (pictured) is considering a move and he's asked his fans to weigh in. On Sunday, the SAS Australia star, 29, shared a photo of himself at the beach to Instagram and asked if he should live in the Sydney suburbs of Bondi or Balmain

Some famous faces weighed in, including swimmer Stephanie Rice, 32, who appears not to be a fan of Bondi.

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She insisted, 'Notttttt Bondi' in her answer, clearly voting against the popular beachside suburb.

Comedian and SAS co-star Merrick Watts also threw in his two cents, making a joke about James' attire.

'I think your answer lies in those shorts!' the 47-year-old television star said in his comical reply.

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James also held a poll, with over 60 percent of fans voting for Bondi over Balmain, which had close to 40 percent of the votes.

The former swimmer's day out at the beach comes after he was brutally eliminated from the selection process in the finale of SAS Australia.

He was told by the Directing Staff he 'just wasn't enough' and was asked to hand in his number.

a man in a military uniform: Off he goes: The former swimmer's day out at the beach comes after he was brutally eliminated from the selection process in the finale of SAS Australia (pictured) © Provided by Daily Mail Off he goes: The former swimmer's day out at the beach comes after he was brutally eliminated from the selection process in the finale of SAS Australia (pictured)

Earlier on in the episode, James candidly spoke about his devastating performance at the 2012 London Olympics, he lost his race by 100th of a second and was later embroiled in a prescription drug scandal.

'Throughout my life, showing emotion is not something that I've ever been very comfortable with,' he confessed.

'Because for many years of my life, I was embarrassed and ashamed of that performance at the London Olympics.

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'When I retired from swimming, that ambition that has always driven me got away from me a little bit. I had a sense of loss.'

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