Kyle Chalmers Blasts World Record in SCM 100 Freestyle; Another Super-Suit Mark Goes Down (VIDEO)

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Flash: Kyle Chalmers Takes Down 100 Free SC World Record

Aussie star Kyle Chalmers has taken down the world record in the men’s short-course 100-meter freestyle Friday at the FINA World Cup in Kazan, Russia.

Chalmers won the event in 44.84 seconds. It erases the near 13-year-old record set by Frenchman Amaury Leveaux at 44.94 seconds.

    • Chalmers’ splits: 21.40 – 23.44 – 44.84
    • Leveaux’s splits: 21.72 – 23.22 – 44.94

The world record is Chalmers’ first. It’s the second short-course world record set this season, joining Coleman Stewart’s mark in the 100 backstroke from the International Swimming League season. Chalmers set the Aussie record in the 50 free on Thursday. He had downed the 100 free national record last week, going 45.03 in Doha at the World Cup stop.

It seemed only a matter of time before he got there. To get there, he blew away the swimmer with the second fastest time and World Cup record, Vladimir Morozov at 44.95. Morozov was second Friday in 46.32 with Kliment Kolesnikov third.

Among those weighing in on Chalmers’ accomplishment is the man whose record he took down, via Twitter:

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2 years ago

It is his first SENIOR world record. He had the junior world record for a few years.

2 years ago
Reply to  Joel

Long course

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