Participants

Kyle CHALMERS

Kyle CHALMERS
    Swimming
Birth Date:  25 Jun 1998
Place of Birth:  ASHFORD
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  19
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  193
Weight (Kg):  95

Kyle CHALMERS - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Fri, 6 Apr 10:34
Men's 200m Freestyle Heat 2
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 11:59
Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Heat 2
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:56
Gold Medal Event Men's 200m Freestyle Final
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 22:07
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 11:54
Men's 100m Freestyle Heat 8
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 21:04
Men's 100m Freestyle Semifinal 2
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 19:43
Gold Medal Event Men's 100m Freestyle Final
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 22:01
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 11:37
Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Heat 2
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 21:52
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Olympic Games
YearLocationEventRankResult
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 100m Freestyle 1 47.58
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3 3:11.37
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3 3:29.93

World Championships
YearLocationEventRankResult
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 13 3:16.34
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:30.08

Nickname: Adelaide Blue Tongues (theaustralian.com.au, 5 Mar 2018)
Hobbies

Following AFL team Port Adelaide and English Premier League team Arsenal, photography, PlayStation, watching NBA, spearfishing, snorkelling, river sports, collecting lizards. "My (NBA) team's OKC (Oklahoma City Thunder), but I love watching the Washington Wizards." (sel.com.au, 30 Aug 2017; swimming.org.au, 28 Aug 2017; Athlete, Oct 2017; Athlete, Feb 2018; theaustralian.com.au, 5 Mar 2018)


Occupation: Athlete, qualified personal trainer (sel.com.au, 30 Aug 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

CLUB: Peter BISHOP (AUS) (olympics.com.au, May 2016)


Sporting relatives

Father, Brett CHALMERS (AUS), played 75 AFL games for Adelaide and Port Adelaide, and now coaches the senior football team at Kyle's school. (abc.net.au, 11 Aug 2016)


Other sports

Played Australian football at a top level as a junior. (Weekend Australian, 20 Jan 2018)


Injuries

Cracked wrist bone in 2015 and injured ankle ligaments six weeks before the Kazan World Championships. (swimming.org.au, 28 Aug 2017) Has an old footy injury (bulging discs) in his back which plays up regularly. It restricted his training through November and December 2017 and he had an epidural (injection) in January 2018. (Weekend Australian, 20 Jan 2018)


Reason: Started swimming in Port Lincoln at the age of nine as just another sport to enjoy, an attitude typical of country kids. (adelaidenow.com.au, 25 Jan 2017)
Ambition: Qualify for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Also has a dream to be a sports manager, working with some of Europe’s best soccer players. (abc.net.au, 6 Jun 2017; swimming.org.au, 28 Aug 2017)
Memorable: Winning gold in the 100m freestyle at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. “Standing on the podium and seeing mum (Jodie), dad and brother (Jackson) up in the crowd was so special. I was so grateful." (adelaidenow.com.au, 25 Jan 2017)
Hero: Olympic gold medallist swimmer, Ian THORPE (AUS). NBA player, Kevin DURANT (USA). "Gave a shout-out on Instagram just before a race." (adelaidenow.com.au, 25 Jan 2017; Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Father, Brett. "Because he's had a lot of experience with professional sport. Obviously he played AFL at the highest level, so his guidance throughout my youth really helped me make the transition from the country kid to a city kid. And then making the Australian swimming teams and being involved in the team environment. I know without his guidance I would be struggling." (olympics.com.au, May 2016; Athlete, Feb 2018)
Ritual: "Brush teeth twice. Play three games of 'FIFA' (if with brother), eat a banana before marshalling, watch two Kevin DURANT videos." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

HEALTH ISSUE
Suffers from a heart condition, supraventricular tachycardia, and required heart surgery in mid-2017, forcing him to withdraw from the FINA World Championships in 2017. "Whilst the timing for this follow-up is not ideal, the symptoms have reached a point where I must act to ensure I am in peak physical condition for next year's Commonwealth Games trials and, hopefully, the (Gold Coast) Commonwealth Games." The surgery was a success. (abc.net.au, 24 May 2017)

HERPETOLOGIST
Obsessed with reptiles and owns 16 blue tongue skinks. Started posting pictures of his collection on Instagram in December 2017 and now has more than 2000 followers. "My mindset is always lizards nowadays. Some sell for up to 10 grand. I grew up in the country and always had them in the backyard. It’s something that’s awesome, because I’ll go home from training and spend three hours in the garage." (theaustralian.com.au, 5 Mar 2018)

MIND GAMES
Will commence his study in psychology at the University of South Australia in May 2018. (theaustralian.com.au, 5 Mar 2018)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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