Tokyo sure: Kalisz claims 1st spot on US Olympic swim group

Chase Kalisz is heading again to the Olympics after profitable the 400-meter particular person medley on the opening night time of the U.S. swimming trials in Omaha

Cheered on from the stands by Michael Phelps, Kalisz trailed prime qualifier Carson Foster on the halfway level of the race after the butterfly and backstroke legs.

However Kalisz surged to the lead on the breaststroke and held it to the top by way of the freestyle, profitable in 4 minutes, 9.09 seconds.

One other former College of Georgia swimmer, Jay Litherland, tracked down Foster over the ultimate 25 meters to say the anticipated second spot on the Olympic group in 4:10.33.

Foster settled for third — out of the Olympics — in 4:10.86.

That ensured a few veterans have been the primary swimmers to say spots on the squad that can head to the pandemic-delayed Tokyo Video games with excessive expectations.

Kalisz took the silver within the 400 IM on the Rio Olympics, whereas Litherland completed fifth in that occasion.

Kalisz swam over to provide Litherland a hug after seeing they’d completed 1-2. As Kalisz climbed out of the non permanent pool, a masked-up Phelps was there to greet him with one other embrace.

The 2 have been as soon as coaching companions on the North Baltimore Aquatic Membership.


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