Produced by Coleman Hodges.
Reported by Karl Ortegon.
MEN’S 100 FREE FINALS
- James Magnussen, Ravenswood, 48.99
- Kyle Chalmers, Marion, 49.16
- Gabriel Santos, Brazilian Swimming, 49.44
With Nathan Adrian out of the final, along with Anthony Ervin and Conor Dwyer, James Magnussen swam a 48.99 for the win. This is a promising sign for Magnussen, who has been hindered by shoulder injury.
Kyle Chalmers, a top Australian youngster, swam a 49.16 for 2nd. Brazilian Gabriel Santos swam a 49.44 for third.
Yuri Kisil swam a 49.69 for 4th– the Canadian touched ahead of William Copeland (49.89) and Australian Andrew Abood (49.92). Zhi Yong Qian of China grabbed 7th, also getting under 50 seconds in 49.95.
Markus Thormeyer swam a 49.95 to win the B final of the 100 free. Thormeyer is an up-and-coming Canadian who made Canada’s Olympic team in April.