Kyle Chalmers will race for gold in the Tokyo Olympics Men’s 100m Freestyle Final – here’s the start time, how to watch and who’s racing.
The main event for many on the swimming calendar is the Men’s 100m Freestyle and this Olympics is no different with the Australian ‘BEAST’ Kyle Chalmers going up against USA powerhouse Caeleb Dressel.
Dressel is going in as one of the favourites for the Tokyo Olympics Men’s 100m Freestyle Final having won in the World Championships in 2019 and having placed the second-fastest qualifying time in the heats with 47.23sec.
Kyle Chalmers on the other hand is the defending Olympic champion winning in Rio de Janeiro with a time of 47.58sec, however, he lost to Dressel in the World Championships by 0.12 of a second.
What will have the competition for the Tokyo Olympics Men’s 100m Freestyle Final worried is the ‘BEAST’ like performance Chalmers put in for Australia in the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle – taking Australia from 6th to 3rd with a ridiculous swim of 46.44 – the fifth-fastest 100m relay split swim in relay history – fifth-fastest relay split of all-time and sitting within the times that were set in now-banned ‘supersuits’.
Now that’s a superhuman effort.
Twitter: Take a bow Chalmers
Take a bow Kyle Chalmers 👏— 7Olympics (@7olympics) July 26, 2021
The Rio gold medallist puts in an equal fifth fastest split for a 100m freestyle relay with a time of 46.44 to secure bronze for Australia 🥉🇦🇺#Tokyo2020 | #7Olympics | #Swimming pic.twitter.com/J5F5w07OS8
Tokyo Olympics Men’s 100m Freestyle Final Lineup
There is 0.71 of a sec dividing all the swimmers.
|1||NEMETH Nandor (HUN)||47.81|
|2||POPOVICI David (ROU)||47.72|
|3||MIRESSI Alessandro (ITA)||47.52|
|4||ROCKOLESNIKOV Kliment (ROC)||47.11|
|5||DRESSEL Caeleb (USA)||47.23|
|6||HWANG Sunwoo (KOR)||47.56|
|7||CHALMERS Kyle (AUS)||47.80|
|8||GROUSSET Maxime (FRA)||47.82|
When will the Tokyo Olympics Men’s 100m Freestyle Final start
The race will start at 10:37am in Perth or 12:37pm for the east costers in Syndey, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Make sure to be tuned in from 9:30am though with the Men’s 800m Freestyle Final, Men’s 200m Breaststroke Final and Women’s 200m Butterfly Final all on before the Men’s 100m Freestyle Final.
How to watch the Tokyo Olympics Men’s 100m Freestyle Final
All the action from the race will be broadcast live on Channel 7, or if you aren’t near a TV jump on 7plus to stream the race free and live.
For further news and up to the minute results olympics.com.
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