Chalmers Produces 20.68 Aussie, Oceanic SCM 50 Free Record

2021 FINA WORLD CUP STOP #4 – KAZAN

  • Thursday, October 28 – Saturday, October 30th
  • Kazan Aquatics Palace, Kazan, Russia
  • Prelims: 10 am local / 3 am ET
  • Finals: 6 pm local / 11 am ET
  • SCM (25m)
  • Results

Multi-Olympic medalist Kyle Chalmers keeps raising the bar in the men’s 50m and 100m freestyle events across this FINA World Cup circuit. The Aussie has been consistently landing atop the podium, with today’s 50m free performance adding a little extra in the form of a new national record and Oceanic record for the ace.

Chalmers hit the wall tonight in a monster effort of 20.68, sealing the deal for gold ahead of reigning World Cup Record holder Vlad Morozov of Russia. Morozov got to the wall just .13 later in 20.81, while Dutchman and 2016 FINA Short Course World champion Jesse Puts rounded out the top 3 tonight in a time of 21.08.

Entering this meet, Chalmers’ previous personal best in this short course meters 50 free rested at the 20.74 he produced as a member of the International Swimming League (ISL) team of London Roar. That result was posted at the final in Las Vegas during season 1 in 2019.

Flash forward to tonight and the South Australian dynamo dropped another .06 to get his 20.68 mark, with another round of ISL playoffs on the horizon for next month in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Chalmers now ranks as the 10th fastest man ever in this SCM 50 free, tying Hungary’s Maxim Lobanovskij.

Already on this World Cup circuit, he’s been in the range of 21.01 in Berlin, 20.97 in Budapest and 21.02 in Doha last week, with that last performance marking his only loss across the 4 stops now that the race in Kazan is complete.

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Just give the trophy to the condors already
1 month ago

GOAT

swimswamsers

what

Tony

He’d need a firecracker in his backside to top Dressel in 50m.

nuotofan
1 month ago

Morozov was ahead of Chalmers before the 25 m turn, but after the underwater Chalmers was in front. Chalmers has improved a lot his turns and I think that he’s also more powerful than ever.
In the interview after the race he was satisfied for his 50 free result, looking towards tomorrow 100 free final (my pick: 44.88).

Last edited 1 month ago by nuotofan
Daden
Reply to  nuotofan
1 month ago

If Chalmers breaks the world record tomorrow, Morozov will take it in Abu Dhabi.

Sub13
Reply to  Daden
1 month ago

What makes you say that?

KatyJ
Reply to  nuotofan
1 month ago

Training with Steven Tigg?

KatyJ
Reply to  nuotofan
1 month ago

I’d love to see Duncan Scott against him too.
That final leg in 2019 – will British Swimming let hi ?

Samuel Huntington
1 month ago

100 free WR seems likely tomorrow.

Also, Morozov getting back into shape.

Just give the trophy to the condors already
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 month ago

44.8 in his range

austinpoolboy

yep 21.4+23.4

Landen
Reply to  Samuel Huntington
1 month ago

As a frog kings fan that hurts

Vitto0113
1 month ago

Wr tomorrow?

swimfan210_
1 month ago

Leveaux’s WR shaking rn

Ragnar
1 month ago

Meanwhile, Caeleb is getting a full leg sleeve in order to even out his full arm sleeve, which will thermo and aerodynamically increase his streamline next summer when the annual Caeleb vs Kyle fight continued. So glad Kyle will finally be at his best for a summer meet, don’t care who wins as long as they break 47 together.

Scotty P
Reply to  Ragnar
1 month ago

Sick.

Mr Piano
Reply to  Ragnar
1 month ago

Next year they tie at 46.69

Dressel 22.05 24.64

Chalmers 22.56. 24.13

Please God, make it happen

Last edited 1 month ago by Mr Piano
DDias
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 month ago

Nah…they will tie in 46.66 because both are beasts!

Tony
Reply to  Ragnar
1 month ago

Kyle would need a firecracker in his backside to top Caeleb in 50m.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Tony
1 month ago

And yet we’re talking about the 100. Keep up with the plot.

CoachMelvin1966
1 month ago

Go Australia! 🇳🇿

torchbearer
Reply to  CoachMelvin1966
1 month ago

We are having a great year! 🙂

Corn Pop
Reply to  torchbearer
1 month ago

It helped that swimmers in Florida & Qld were via vastly different measures able to train thru 2020. In Qld they were allowed in the open waters March – June whereas I believe Caleb & Kieran never stopped.

Between those 2 states they garnered 12 indiv golds & pretty much the W medley & ,400 free relay so that’s 14 .

Europe & Asia will be back in 2021-2.

Sub13
Reply to  Corn Pop
1 month ago

I think it’s pretty disingenuous to suggest that’s why Australia did so well. Almost every gold medal was an Olympic record and close to a world record.

If the Olympics had overall been slow then I could accept that, but it’s just not true.

Corn Pop
Reply to  Sub13
1 month ago

But it is a fact . QLD 9 GOLDS Florida 5 . And yes the m400 800 1500 & 400Im were slow . Ditto the w 800 q500 & 400 im .

Sub13
Reply to  Corn Pop
1 month ago

Not a single slow event you’ve mentioned was won by an Australian. If anything you’re only making the argument that USA was helped by the pandemic. The only Australian gold that wasn’t an Olympic record was the 200 back. 8/9 golds were Olympic records. The pandemic doesn’t explain that super high level.

Criticise Florida for winning slow races if you want, but that doesn’t apply to Australia clearly.

Mr Piano
1 month ago

Scary

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