Kyle Chalmers Sizzles in 50 Free Victory at 2015 FINA World Junior Championships

Photo Courtesy: Singapore Swimming Federation

Australia’s Kyle Chalmers emerged victorious in the men’s 50-meter free at the 2015 FINA World Junior Championships.

Chalmers raced his way to a 22.19 in the finale of the splash-and-dash, just missing Luke Percy’s meet record of 22.11 from 2013.

Chalmers, already the second-ranked 18-and-under in the world this year, moved closer to Ziv Kalontatov’s 22.16 from the 2015 European Games with his time tonight.

USA’s Michael Andrew just missed his 15-16 U.S. National Age Group record of 22.34 with a 22.36 for silver.

Italy’s Giovanni Izzo placed third in 22.55 to round out the podium.

Brazil’s Felipe Souza (22.58) and Pedro Spajari (22.59) finished fourth and fifth just off the podium.

18-and-Under World Rankings According to USA Swimming Stats

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Hungary’s Oszkar Peter Lavotha (22.71), Turkey’s Huseyin Emre Sakci (22.79) and Russia’s Vladislav Kozlov (22.85) closed out the rest of the finale.

SCHEDULED EVENTS

  • Women’s 50 back semis
  • Men’s 200 breast finals
  • Women’s 50 fly finals
  • Men’s 50 back finals
  • Women’s 100 breast finals
  • Men’s 50 fly semis
  • Women’s 400 free finals
  • Men’s 50 free finals
  • Women’s 200 IM finals
  • Men’s 800 free relay finals

 

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Jason Marsteller is the general manager of digital properties at Swimming World. He joined Swimming World in June 2006 as the managing editor after previous stints as a media relations professional at Indiana University, the University of Tennessee, Southern Utah University and the Utah Summer Games.

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