Kyle Chalmers Fires 47.35 Worlds Warning Shot For Fresh PB

2019 AUSTRALIAN WORLD SWIMMING TRIALS

Taking back over the #1 swimmer in the world status in the men’s 100m free is Kyle Chalmers, the reigning Olympic champion in the event.

Competing on night 5 of the 2019 Aussie World Trials, the 20-year-old delivered big-time to rack up his 2nd World Championships qualifying event, hitting the wall in a massive 47.35 for gold.

His time overtakes his recent 47.48 thrown down at Aussie Nationals as his new career-fastest, displacing Russian Vladislav Grinev who had beaten out Chalmers’ previous PB in 47.48 just days later to take over the world rankings throne.

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Splits for Chalmers tonight include a massive 23.13/24.22, keeping the Marion swimmer in the #4 slot among all-time Australians.

All-Time Aussie Men Performers in 100 Free:

47.04 Cameron McEvoy Adelaide 11.04.16
47.05 Eamon Sullivan  Beijing 13.08.08
47.10 James Magnussen  Adelaide 19.03.12
47.35 Kyle Chalmers TONIGHT

Chalmers’ 47.35 world-leading mark now also inserts the World Championships-bound athlete on the list of all-time top 10 performers in the event worldwide. His time makes him the #10 swimmer, ahead of Americans Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian and Jason Lezak.

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Old Man Chalmers
2 years ago

Might want to fix that DOB for chalmers 😉

Love to Swim
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
2 years ago

Unless he is Old Man Chalmers, he was certainly not born in 1982 lol

Samesame
Reply to  Retta Race
2 years ago

Love that you’re excited . We are too😁

Wondering
Reply to  Retta Race
2 years ago

Australia doesn’t know how old he is?
Hmmm…..

Yozhik
Reply to  Retta Race
2 years ago

What about Swimswam DB?

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Loretta Race
Reply to  Yozhik
2 years ago

Yes, I’m pretty accomplished for being just 4 years of age. #whizkid

Togger
2 years ago

Back in 24.22 is filthy.

Completely different splits to Dressel (22.31/24.86 in Budapest). Be interesting to see if they change their tactics to account for each other or follow the same approach as previously, with Dressel probably taking circa a second lead into second 50 and Chalmers coming after him down the back half.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Togger
2 years ago

those 2 are gonna battle to the wire next month ….

Togger
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

Definitely, like Thorpe v Hackett in 98 and Phelps v Cavic in 09 they probably won’t come together until the end either.

Stroke for stroke’s great, but seeing whether one swimmer will run out of pool or the other run out of steam is just as exciting.

Rafael
Reply to  Togger
2 years ago

But there may have a.shot someone else entirely hit the race on world and pass those 2

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Rafael
2 years ago

who ? Grinev ? or maybe Timmers ? or even maybe Scott or Chierighini ….i highly doubt anybody will come close to those 2 this summer ….

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Togger
2 years ago

Dressel’s been back-halfing nearly all his races lately. And he hasn’t shown the raw speed of Budapest yet in a 50 free since then. Wouldn’t be surprised if the first 50 difference is just the start/breakout with Chalmers at his mid-chest or hip, and then it stays that way until Chalmers passes him in the last 10 meters.

50 free
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

No way Chalmers passes him the last 10m. It would have to be in the middle of the pool because of the way Caleb accelerates no breathe into the wall.

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  50 free
2 years ago

You’re thinking short course, bc althoug he no breathes at the end on free in LCM without his dolphins and breakout , he’s not accelerating at all. He’s decelerating less.

iLikePsych
Reply to  Ol’ Longhorn
2 years ago

If you go back and watch Dressel’s 100 free at 2017 WC, Dressel gets a body length lead off his start, his competitors catch up with him over the race, and then he surges at the end to regain that body length lead.

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Ol' Longhorn
2 years ago

I am sure Troy & Dressel are carefully analyzing the way Chalmers is back halfing his races – to find the right strategy & avoid such scenario ….

Togger
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

Probably, but I think Troy will be careful of over strategising. If he thinks Dressel’s in sub 47 shape, he’ll just say go out and swim the fastest time you possibly can, if Chalmers still beats you with some unreal time that’s just sport.

ITR
Reply to  ERVINFORTHEWIN
2 years ago

This is gonna be extremely tricky. I think the swimmer who has the stronger back half is in a much better place in every race. Plus if they swim next to each other Dressel might even pull Chalmers along the first 50 so he would not have a lead big enough to hold him down. We will see soon. Exciting. And Grinev’s race was also damn good he might be up there.

TheRoboticRichardSimmons
Reply to  ITR
2 years ago

How much drafting even happens in the 100 free? These lanes are wide, they have wave reducing lane lines, and guys aren’t cozying up on top of the lane lines the way you might see someone do in the mile. If anything, getting a big kick in your face on the first 50 will do harm than good.

dude
Reply to  TheRoboticRichardSimmons
2 years ago

see re: Lezak 2008…

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  dude
2 years ago

But Bernard was just stupid hugging the lane line.

Dudeman
Reply to  TheRoboticRichardSimmons
2 years ago

Watch the rio 100 free final. TImmers drafts off condorelli on the way home and blows by him. That’s the most recent example I can remember seeing

Dee
2 years ago

This guy peaks like a champion too; Fully expect him to be a bit faster at Worlds. Gauntlet well and truly thrown down. That 1.55 from Larkin is a bit tasty too; stronger back half (1.01.23) than I expected.

commonwombat
2 years ago

Will be curious (1) whether he can hold this form through to Worlds and (2) if we are to see him take his time down further; to what extent and where is it going to come from. Tonight, he was certainly out faster than we’ve seen before but his competition here was no real measuring stick against what he may be facing at Worlds and who he will be chasing down and how far.

Pleasing PB from Lewis even if he missed the QT. Having already qualified in the 200, he’ll get this swim at Worlds. As for 4X100, they’ll take the first 4 but will 4th on the wrong side of 49flat, I can see no justification for selecting… Read more »

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  commonwombat
2 years ago

Chalmer’s first 50 was on par with what we’ve seen before. Here, he went 23.13. In april he went 23.08 and in rio he went 23.14. the difference tonight was the back end

Verram
Reply to  commonwombat
2 years ago

I would agree on this occasion .. only pick the first 4 for relay and qualify for Tokyo .. I was hoping Ashton Brinkworth would rise to the occasion after a 49 flat at nationals but he hasn’t stepped up

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Verram
2 years ago

He’s on the WUGs team so he’s ineligible for world champs anyway. We’ll have to wait until next year

Joe
Reply to  Verram
2 years ago

Could Larkin throw down a 48? I’d put him on the relay…

Robbos
Reply to  Joe
2 years ago

I’m thinking Larkin more in the 4×200.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Joe
2 years ago

With a running start.

Love to Swim
2 years ago

What’s the fastest ever second 50 in a 100 free?

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  Love to Swim
2 years ago

Phelps split 23.31/24.20 leading off the 4×100 free in Beijing, which is the fastest second 50 from what I can find.

Robbos
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
2 years ago

That is quick.

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
2 years ago

100 free from a push would be a helluva all-time greats in their prime race.

Mike
Reply to  Love to Swim
2 years ago

He tied his back half from Rio

Tea rex
Reply to  Love to Swim
2 years ago

Legendary Lezak split was 24.56 coming home…

ITR
Reply to  Tea rex
2 years ago

out on 21.50 then. suit or not, relay exchange or not, absolutely mindboggling.

anonymoose
Reply to  ITR
2 years ago

true, and bernand out in 21.23.. just lol

Anonymoose
2 years ago

T O N I G H T

bear drinks beer
2 years ago

video anyone?

bayliss
2 years ago

I just want to see Cam McEvoy swim 47 again.

Speedy PG
Reply to  bayliss
2 years ago

^THIS!

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  bayliss
2 years ago

There’s always SCM.

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