CHALMERS’ 200M POSER

The West Australian - - SPORT -

BRIS­BANE

Yet an­other 200m freestyle win isn’t enough to con­vince sprint king Kyle Chalmers to add the event to his Tokyo Olympics pro­gram.

Chalmers pro­vided a pretty good rea­son to stick with the 200m af­ter touch­ing out Clyde Lewis at the world swim­ming ti­tles se­lec­tion tri­als in Bris­bane on Mon­day night.

The sprint star clocked 1min 45.76sec., to qual­ify for the event at next month’s world ti­tles in South Korea.

It was the sec­ond fastest 200m time of his ca­reer and pro­pelled him to sev­enth in the 200m world rank­ings.

Yet Chalmers, the Rio Olympics 100m cham­pion, said he would as­sess his progress be­fore de­cid­ing whether to add it to the 50m and 100m at Tokyo.

“I have al­ways trained for the 200m but it has con­verted to swim­ming good 100s,” he said.

“I want to look at ex­pand­ing my pro­gram but if you add the 200m it could po­ten­tially add five 200 races (in­clud­ing re­lays) to my al­ready busy pro­gram.”

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