Chalmers wins the 100m freestyle at the Australian National Team Trials 3rd Olympic appearance

Kyle Chalmers

Kyle Chalmers (25) won the 100m freestyle event at the Australian National Team Trials, confirming his third Olympic appearance.

Chalmers recorded a time of 47.75 seconds in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2024 Paris Olympics Australian National Team Trials held in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on the 13th, beating Chinese athlete William Yang, who recorded a time of 48.08 seconds, and took the top spot.

Australia, a swimming powerhouse, set its own standard record of 48.06 seconds, which is higher than the Paris Olympic standard record of 48.34 seconds.

Chalmers easily passed the Australian Swimming Federation standard record.

In his third Olympics, Chalmers is considered a favorite to win the 100m freestyle.

He won a gold medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics with a time of 47.58 seconds. In Tokyo 2021, he ranked second with 47.08 seconds, following Caleb Dressel (USA) with 47.02 seconds.

Chalmers was the oldest athlete to advance to the men’s 100m freestyle final at the 2023 Fukuoka World Championships. However, he took first place with a time of 47.15 seconds.

This year, Chalmers runs a personal season best of 47.63 seconds, ranking 5th in the 100m freestyle record.

Hwang Seon-woo (Gangwon Provincial Office), who is competing in the men’s 100m freestyle at the Paris Olympics, is ranked 12th in this year’s record rankings with a time of 47.91 seconds at the Mare Nostrum Monaco competition.

Second-generation Korean Se-beom Lee placed third in the men’s 200m individual medley final with a time of 2:00.11, missing out on qualifying for the Paris Olympics.

William Patrick (1 minute 57.54 seconds), who came in first place, and Brendan Smith (1 minute 58.12 seconds), who came in second place, also fell short of the Australian Swimming Federation standard record of 1 minute 57.23 seconds. 섯다

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