Head Coach Ben Higson on London’s Upset Win, Chalmers’ Relay-Only Debut

2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEASON 3, MATCH 6

Reported by Reid Carlson.

The London Roar swam well on day 1 of Match 6 and led the Cali Condors by 13.5 points going into the second day of racing. The return of stars including Emma McKeon and Kyle Chalmers gave the Roar a boost in events that the Cali Condors might otherwise be favorited in, namely sprint free and fly. Chalmers, however, was relay-only for London today, but still contributed a big 45+ relay anchor to lead a 1-2 finish for the Roar. London ultimately went on to win the match, beating the favorite Cali Condors.

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commonwombat
11 days ago

His surname is Higson, not Hixon

Kachow
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11 days ago
Verram
11 days ago

So did Kyle Chalmers literally go from like 8th place to 1st in that mixed relay ?

Gheko
Reply to  Verram
11 days ago

Yes, he was the only male freestyler

CY~
Reply to  Verram
11 days ago

yes, was more than 6s down and overtook all the females, won by 0.9s over 2nd placed London #2

torchbearer
Reply to  Verram
10 days ago

Sounds like Chalmers…he virtually came from last to first to win in Rio!

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