Chase Kalisz Dominates 200 IM at 2017 arena Pro Series Atlanta

Photo Courtesy: Brooke Wright

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Men’s 200 IM

Chase Kalisz capped off a speedy weekend of racing with a top showing in the men’s 200 IM. Kalisz pulled ahead of the field in the backstroke leg and never looked back, cruising to a final time of 1:57.21. His time improved upon his previous 2017 best of 1:57.71 from Mesa, moving him up to third in the world rankings.

Jay Litherland picked up second overall with a 2:01.11, while Ryosuke Irie added a bronze medal to his collection with a 2:02.55.

Angel Martinez finished fourth overall with a 2:02.99, just ahead of Mack Darragh’s time of 2:03.59.

Grant Sander and Matthew Josa completed the top heat with times of 2:03.96 and 2:04.92 respectively.

Gunnar Bentz was a no-show for the event.

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3 Comments

3 comments

  1. Scott Coombs

    Wow Gunnar no show again!!!!!!!!!

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    Bill Bell

    Kalisz is the REAL deal.

    One fifty- seven two, four zero nine four, one fifty- give in the fly and two ten in two hundred breast?

    Hagino, Seto, David Verrsazto, the Japanese guy who went two zero six- plus back in January?

    They’re ALL fighting for crumbs!

Author: Taylor Brien

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