Kyle Chalmers Defeats Dressel In 100 Free; Jack Cartwright Ties For Second At Pan Pacs

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Australia clearly came to play on the second night of action at the 2018 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. Cate Campbell got the night started with a gold in the 100 free and Kyle Chalmers continued that momentum with a gold of his own in the 100 free at 48.00.

Chalmers led a 1-2 finished with Australian teammate Jack Cartwright, who tied for second with American superstar Caeleb Dressel at 48.22.

Cartwright has been a rising young star in Australia and is showing what he was capable of as a junior swimmer. Cartwright picked up his first individual international medal.

Dressel finished over a second off his time from last year at the World Championships as the American settled for silver in a tie with Cartwright.

Dressel will have a chance to defend his title at World Championships next year as Blake Pieroni (48.08) has been the only American faster this year. In fact, Pieroni won the B-Final with a 48.21, which would have won the silver medal. This also means Nathan Adrian will not swim in the 100 free at a major meet for the first time since the 2008 Olympics. Adrian was second in the B-Final at 48.32.

Zach Apple had a slower finals swim after he was a 48.03 this morning. He finished in fifth at 48.47 behind Brazil’s Marcelo Chierighini (48.36).

Japan’s Katsumi Nakamura (48.49), Brazil’s Pedro Spajari (48.51) and Japan’s Shinri Shioura (48.68) also competed in the final.

2018 World Rankings:

  1. Vladimir Morozov, RUS, 47.75
  2. Katsumi Nakamura, JPN, 47.87
  3. Pedro Spajari, BRA, 47.95
  4. Gabriel Silva, BRA, 47.98
  5. Kyle Chalmers, AUS, 48.00
  6. Oussama Sahnoune, ALG, 48.00
  7. Alessandro Miressi, ITA, 48.01
  8. Duncan Scott, GBR, 48.02

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  1. Brad Boelter

    Has the announcer ever called a swimming competition? He seems confused.

  2. Dayen Wilson

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  3. Karen Ferguson

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  4. Brett Davies

    Csleb Dressel is a huge dissspointment in this meet.
    Looks like he is nog reallh in the best of shape.