Kyle Chalmers Talks Haircuts & Trophies (Video)

2018 VICTORIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

While competing at the 2018 Victorian Open Championships meet in Melbourne tonight, 2016 Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers took a quick break to chat about where he’s at training-wise and mental state-wise just about a month away from the Commonwealth Games Trials.

Amidst heavy training, Chalmers took the 100m victory against fellow 19-year-old Jack Cartwright and veteran James Roberts, which notched the Marion swimmer’s name upon the Victorian Open title winner trophy.

Chalmers is getting for Commonwealth Trials by shaving down his hair in a ‘big boy’ style and following this meet up with another set of races at the South Australian Championships next week in Adelaide.

Olympic champion @kyle_chalmers3 talks about his win in the 100m freestyle in 49.48, his new haircut and his preparations for the Commonwealth Games Trials on the Gold Coast next month with his own SA State Championships next week #vicswimchamps

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Men’s 100m freestyle final from 2018 Victorian Open (as originally reported by Retta Race)

The other anticipated men’s showdown took place tonight in the 100m freestyle, where 2016 Olympic champion in the event, Kyle Chalmers, took on on-the-rise rival Jack Cartwright. Cartwright set the stage earlier in the prelims, collecting the only sub-50 second time of the field in 49.77 to land lane 4.

But, splitting 24.29/25.19, Chalmers back-halfed his way to a winning time of 49.48 in this evening’s final, beating Cartwright’s respectable 49.73 that garnered 2nd place. Also cracking the 50-second threshold was veteran James Roberts, who notched 49.90 for bronze.

Placing the race in perspective in light of the Commonwealth Games Trials that take place next month, 19-year-old Chalmers stated, “It’s awesome to win in a pretty stacked field here with Jack Cartwright and James Roberts and Travis Mahoney stepping up to do the 100m freestyle.

“It’s awesome to come across from Adelaide and get the win in the middle of hard training so I can’t complain about that.

“Everything is on track for the Trials; we finish up here, travel back to Adelaide on Monday and start racing again on Tuesday at the SA State Championships.”

Chalmers concluded,“We’ll get back into another block of hard training before we start to taper off – very exciting times.”

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Aussie crawl

Looking slick there king Kyle ?

Torchbearer

Olympic champions always seem to have a certain ‘glow’….or am I making things up?

Aussie crawl

I concur with you with that.
Can’t wait til Pan Pacs later this year when he clashes with dressel and Adrian again.

nuotofan

Great news Chalmers’ recovery, because, in my opinion, swimming the 200 free in 1.48.2 now, amidst heavy training, allows to speak of nearly full recovery.

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Loretta Race

After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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