Chase Kalisz: It’s different without Bob here (Video Interview)

Produced by Coleman Hodges.

Reported by Jared Anderson. 

MEN’S 200M BUTTERFLY

  1. Chase Kalisz, 1:57.93
  2. Sebastien Rousseau, 1:59.34
  3. Tom Shields, 2:00.08

Chase Kalisz of North Baltimore picked up his second win of the meet, taking the 200 fly in 1:57.93. Tom Shields of Cal Aquatics was first to the 100m mark in 56.60, but got caught by Kalisz on the third 50 and had trouble coming home. Sebastien Rousseau overtook Shields on the final 50 to finish 2nd in 1:59.34, and Shields ended up 3rd in 2:00.08. Marcos Oliveira of Brazil was 4th in 2:00.44, Dakota Hodgson was 5th in 2:00.53, and Bobby Bollier was 6th in 2:01.29. Adam Hinshaw (2:01.46) and Michael Flach (2:01.63) rounded out the A-final, and Mack Darragh won the B-final in 2:00.56.

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Tom from Chicago

I agree that if he makes Rio, he sure won’t have to worry about being in front. Chase-the-leader will need to do anything he can to try to be less than a body length behind the Japanese guys after the back. His fly seems to have improved, but his backstroke is still weak. I would rather he not dig himself such a large hole after back, then a good breaststroke chaser.

He has a chance to medal in Rio if he doesn’t go to sleep on his backstroke.

Murica!

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