Sprint Prince (Kyle) Chalmers, 17, Hid Wrist & Ankle Injuries – Banned From Aussie Rules

Kyle Chalmers - courtesy of Swimming Australia

Kyle ‘Sprint Prince’ Chalmers has been banned from playing Aussie rules by his swim coaches after he broke a wrist and tore ankle ligaments back in May after qualifying to be a Dolphin at the World swim titles in Kazan at nationals

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Kyle ‘Sprint Prince’ Chalmers has been banned from playing Aussie rules by his swim coaches after he broke a wrist and tore ankle ligaments back in May after qualifying to be a Dolphin at the World swim titles in Kazan at nationals

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for33

Australia needs to step up their performances in the male relays. They have the people and the potential, but it seems that there’s always some complication, weak link, etc. I have hopes that new blood infusion, in the form of Mr. Chalmers, will bring stability and improvement. But perhaps we’ll have to wait still a little more.

Mike Ball

Looking to a 17 year old boy to provide “stability” is never a good thing!!

Verram

Stability should be provided by the likes of D’Orsogna and Abood… They already know what’s expected of them in the freestyle relay, Chalmers is only new

commonwombat

Completely agree with Verram and Mike; Chalmers is a senior team rookie who’s only previous international exposure was an unsuccessful foray at last year’s Youth Olympics. As to whether he can handle international competition has yet to be established.

Verram; whilst never stellar Abood is at least reliable and should be able to drop in a 48 middish split. D’Orsogna’s international form-line speaks for itself. The indictment on AUS lack of depth is that he still makes the team.

felix

Abood does perform well in that relay, not alone that he is a fantastic guy who’ll stop & chat to anyone, seldom seen by Australian sprint freestylers….

Commonwombat that is an interesting comment regarding Tommaso…..his 48.54 would have him on any nations 4×100 team, get used to seeing him there as well, under Cusack I think he will be low 48 guy for the next couple of years.

commonwombat

Yes, I’ve heard such reports about Matt.

Re D’Orsogna; he’s been on/around the senior team since 2009 so one would think that if he possessed “something special” it would have been evident by now.

Glasgow 4×100 lead-off: 49.26
2014 PP 4×100 lead-off: 49.29
AUS won both these relays but against the best teams; such legs would be enough to “sink” medal hopes.

His splits at 2013 Worlds were both 48low flying start and he DID slip in a 47.7 in heats in London but that appears to be a career “outlier”.

Re his 100fly; his international record (and that’s what needs to be the measuring stick NOT domestic swims) is worse. As yet, he has yet to make semi finals let alone finals.

felix

Not sure what your point is…..he makes the teams, how is that his fault? Plenty on the team who aren’t swimming at night

commonwombat

My points are frankly self evident. Firstly, his international record could be most kindly described as “uneven”, others might say mediocre. My second point; and I will readily agree is not his fault; is that the fact that someone of his track record continues to make the team is a very telling indictment on the very shallow depth in quality of AUS male ranks.

felix

Your clutching at straws wombat. He is half a second over 100m off the number 1 in the world in 2 events this year. As I mentioned earlier he would be on any 4×100 team in the world and swimming it individually for nearly every country outside of a few and the same goes for the 100fly…..If he doesn’t make semis he will have under performed, I highly doubt he will make a final but there are going to heaps of events Australia doesn’t final in as will be the case for every country not named America.

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