SWIMMING NEWS - Olympic 100 metres freestyle champion Kyle Chalmers swam the fastest time of the year in the blue riband event on Monday and then warned his rivals at this year's world championships that he is only going to get faster.
Chalmers, who stunned the world by winning gold in Rio as a teenager in 2016, knocked a tenth of a second off his personal best at the Australian swimming championships, clocking 47.48 seconds to take the title for the second year in a row.
A swim that fast at this stage of the season, long before he starts tapering for the world championships in Gwangju in July, was a major statement from the powerful 20-year-old.
"There's not many things that I want to change," he said on Monday after the race in his home city of Adelaide.
"But there's probably those few things that are going to come with taper and swimming that bit faster in training.
"My skills are still things that are lacking. And I know if I can drop those 0.1 of a second, everything adds up."
Chalmers flew under the radar before his success in Rio and missed the 2017 season, including the world championships in Hungary, after having a second corrective surgery on a condition that rapidly increased his heartbeat during exercise.