Race Videos: Kyle Chalmers Wins Two Events at Australian Olympic Trials

SWIMMING AUSTRALIA OLYMPIC TRIALS

Tonight concluded Day 5 of the 2021 Australian Olympic Trials. So far, we have seen 7 record-breaking swims, which can be viewed here. Seven more swimmers have picked up spots on the team that will travel to Tokyo.

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  1. Kyle Chalmers (MARI) – 1:45.48
  2. Eli Winnington (STPET) – 1:45.55
  3. Neil Thomas (RACKL) – 1:45.70

Kyle Chalmers secured his spot on the Australian Olympic Team, winning the 200 free. The nail-biting race also featured Eli Winnington, Neil Thomas, and Alexander Graham all swimming under the standard of 1:45.76. Winnington is guaranteed a spot in Tokyo, while Thomas and Graham will wait to hear about their team selection.

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  1. Kyle Chalmers (MARI) – 47.59
  2. Matthew Temple (NUN) – 48.32
  3. Cameron McEvoy (TSS) – 48.49

Chalmers picked up an additional Australian Trials title in the men’s 100 free. He and Matthew Temple touched first and second to make the team.

MEN’S 200 IM – FINAL

  1. Mitch Larkin (STPET) – 1:56.29
  2. Brendon Smith (NUN) – 1:58.82
  3. Se-Bom Lee (CARL) – 2:00.36

Mitch Larkin dominated the men’s 200 IM. He touched first by two body lengths and was the only person to qualify to represent Australia in the event in Tokyo.

WOMEN’S 100 FREESTYLE – FINAL

  1. Emma McKeon (STPET) – 52.35
  2. Cate Campbell (KNXP) – 52.59
  3. Madison Wilson (MARI) – 52.76

Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell battled it out in the final of the women’s 100 free. They will each swim the race in Tokyo, having gone under the qualifying standard of 53.31. Four other women also hit the benchmark but will wait to hear about their status on the team.

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M L
1 month ago

That low-five Chalmers gave Winnington during the interviews was like Drago on Rocky lol serious power

Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

After what we saw from Dressel this morning, I don’t think he’s even in the form to make the top 2. Is he overtrained like Ryan Lochte was in 2012, or is he simply past-prime? King Kyle will win gold again, with his only competition coming from Kolesnikov.

Joe
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

Kyle went slower in his prelim

Horninco
Reply to  Notanyswimmer
1 month ago

Solid attempt 3/5

M L
1 month ago

The underwater cam made it look like Larkin took two dolphin kicks on his breaststroke pull-down…

confused
1 month ago

It says Larkin was the only person to qualify in the 200, but the announcers seemed to imply that Smith would also be able to go in the event since he had already gone sub QT in the 400–also got under FINA A here. Which is accurate?

Joel
Reply to  confused
1 month ago

Smith should be able to swim it as it’s under FINA A. I think they will let him swim it

Irish Ringer
1 month ago

In that 200 Chalmers was hurtin for certain.

Robbos
Reply to  Irish Ringer
1 month ago

You think so, I don’t, he loves pain & he’s a racer, he loves to have something to chase in the last 50.
He has an 1.44 in him, escpecially with Duncan Scott & Raspy to chase. He needs rabbits to swim fast.

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Robbos
1 month ago

Watching the video, maybe? The commentator mentioned he looked to be tightening up a bit.

Agree, he can go 1:44 and I like his chances in that race.

Last edited 1 month ago by Irish Ringer
Robbos
Reply to  Irish Ringer
1 month ago

This is why Dressel v Chalmers (and not dismissing Kolesnikov neither) is the race for the ages.
Both are winners, both are hungry, both are racers, one has the best start the world has ever seen & the other has the best finish the world has ever seen.
Bring it on.

Last edited 1 month ago by Robbos