Aussie Hype Video: 17-Yr Old Chalmers Slaps His Chest Harder Than You

Kick off your weekend with a truly moving video montage of the key moments, celebrations and tears that accompanied the emotionally charged 2016 Australian Olympic Trials.

Famous faces from sisters Cate and Bronte CampbellCameron McEvoy and Thomas Fraser-Holmes are mixed among the up-and-coming athletes to the tune of Tamsin Cook and Brianna Throssell.

Teenage sprint sensation Kyle Chalmers is also shown in the midst of his pre-block chest-slapping ritual, while veteran Alicia Coutts is seen slamming her hand into the wall to earn her 3rd Olympic berth.

The images of coaches, athletes, as well as the crowd crying in both celebration and defeat is enough to make one wish Rio was already here. But, alas, we have 99 days to wait for the 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, so enjoy captured moments like these to get pumped up in the meantime.

Video courtesy of Swimming Australia.

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Funny title to the article 😉 Cool video though, so excited for Rio!


Great video

boba fett

What an excellent way to rally the troops and give the Aussie team a little extra nudge of positive thinking. Meanwhile countries like GB and France are doing the exact opposite by setting ridiculous times and then letting the swimmers on the team even though they didn’t make said times. Surefire way to make your athletes lack confidence in the run up to the Olympics no less. Looks like maybe everyone could do with looking at the Aussies as an example in this case.


The Aust times have held up well against all the other trials so far – esp Japan & china who also did the full program. There is only one weak performer imo who snuck in.
Ofherwise making the top 8 qualifiers for the final in the most recent worlds is about as tough a standard as possible .

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