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    Australian teen Kyle Chalmers crowns self Rio’s king of speed with gold in 100 free

    Aug 11, 2016
    Kyle Chalmers rallies on the return lap to win in 47.58 seconds. AP

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Eighteen-year old Kyle Chalmers of Australia is the new king of speed at the Olympics.

    Chalmers dethroned defending champion Nathan Adrian of the United States in the final of the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time).

    In a furious down-and-back sprint, Chalmers rallied on the return lap to win with a time of 47.58 seconds. Pieter Timmers of Belgium claimed the silver in 47.80, while Adrian made it onto the medal podium — albeit with a bronze this time — in 47.85

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    Kyle Chalmers rallies on the return lap to win in 47.58 seconds. AP
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