Race Video: Kyle Chalmers Throws Down 47.35 100 Free Hammer


As originally reported:

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.

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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1 year ago

Even looked like he slowed a bit on those last few strokes..

The Ready Room
Reply to  GoGophers
1 year ago

That was a loooong finish too.

1 year ago

That was a sweet interview after the race with James Magnussen, admittedly his idol and chasing Magnussen’s PB which seems like a realistic target now for Gwangju

Shame Magnussen and Kyle didn’t touch on the relay prospects after the race

Cheatin Vlad
1 year ago

Not a bad race from Baron Chalmers

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