Chase Kalisz Opens Up About Shoulder Injury in 2018

2021 U.S. OLYMPIC SWIMMING TRIALS

Reported by James Sutherland.

MEN’S 400 IM FINAL

  • World record: Michael Phelps (USA) – 4:03.84 (2008)
  • American record: Michael Phelps – 4:03.84 (2008)
  • U.S. Open record: Michael Phelps – 4:05.25 (2008)
  • World Junior record: Ilya Borodin (RUS) – 4:11.17 (2021)
  • 2016 Olympic Champion: Kosuke Hagino (JPN) – 4:06.05
  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Champion: Chase Kalisz – 4:09.54
  • Wave I Cut: 4:25.99
  • Wave II Cut: 4:23.24
  1. Chase Kalisz (ABSC), 4:09.09
  2. Jay Litherland (DYNA), 4:10.33
  3. Carson Foster (RAYS), 4:10.86

In a race that was eerily similar to the 2016 Trials, Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland punched their ticket to the Tokyo Games in the men’s 400 IM for the second straight Olympiad, going 1-2 with Kalisz coming out on top.

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Penguin
1 month ago

nice interview!

Khachaturian
1 month ago

ah it makes sense now

Deepblue
1 month ago

Honestly, this is super refreshing to hear. What other athletes keep injuries virtually private from the world for almost 3 years? No excuses made, purely focused on the Olympic goal. Much respect for Chase.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Deepblue
1 month ago

no excuses? he said he wasnt tapering for 2019 worlds

Mr Piano
Reply to  Deepblue
1 month ago

How is having an injury an excuse? I mean it is an excuse, but it’s a good one

Bevo
1 month ago

Can we let these athletes cool down before they go to interviews? The poor guy is still huffing and puffing after the race and NBC interview and now this. Let’s take care of these athletes, they have a long week ahead.

MX4x50relay
Reply to  Bevo
1 month ago

NBC too focused on the production 🙁

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  MX4x50relay
1 month ago

Ye$, it i$ mo$tly about the money & pre$tige for them, $adly

Ghost
1 month ago

What suit was he wearing last night?

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