In episode 284 of The Physical Performance Show Brad Beer shares a conversation with Kyle Chalmers (OAM), 2016 Olympic Champion (100m free), 2020 Olympic silver medalist (100free) on this Featured Performer episode.
We talk to Kyle about how he came so agonisingly close to repeating the 100m freestyle victory and missing the gold medal by just .06 of a second at Tokyo 2020/21. Kyle shares around how he’s processing his valiant silver medal so well, his backstory, the highs, the lows and the learnings.
Listen in as we delve into the following:
Kyles’ reflection on the games while in quarantine
How his family is part of his success
Favourite moment on his relay team
What Coach Peter shared with him during his 2021 campaign
His character before the race
How Kyle was portrayed in documentary on Amazon Prime “Head Above Water”
Kyle talks about his shoulder injury and surgery
His self-belief (Mindset)
What does his shoulder prehab looks like?
His cardiac surgeries experiences
Kyle’s talks about his reptiles “KC Critters”
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“My favourite part of the race is when by body starts to hurt and my mind says it is too much.”
“I perform well when I am calm.”
“This is my race and no one can take it from me.” – Mantra
“Fearless” – Racing Style
“Believe in myself and listen to music.” – Being in the zone
“Listen to the people in your support team, listen to Coaches, listen to your Physio. Listen to the people in your corner.” – Best Advice
“Getting in the pool and swimming some strokes.” – Physical Challenge
04:30 Welcome Kyle
06:20 Kyles’ reflection on the games while in quarantine
09:13 How his family is part of his success
12:30 Kyle’s tattoos
14:50 Favourite moment on his relay team
17:00 What Coach Peter shared with him during his 2021 campaign
22:00 His character before the race
24:50 How Kyle was portrayed in documentary on Amazon Prime “Head Above Water”
26:15 Kyle talks about his shoulder injury and surgery
30:33 His self-belief (Mindset)
33:08 What does his shoulder prehab looks like?
35:00 His cardiac surgeries experiences
41:00 Physical Performance Round
47:35 Best Advice
48:19 Physical Challenge
51:22 Kyle’s future plans
53:58 Kyle’s talks about his reptiles “KC Critters”