CHALMERS’ 200M POSER
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.”