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Our Kyle proves a medley marvel

11 Apr 2018

SUPERSTAR Kyle Chalmers again enjoyed a sense of theatre and a mighty challenge to help Australia's 4 x 100m medley team snare gold in virtually the last stroke of the race.

Swimming the freestyle leg as the anchor, Chalmers produced every bit of grit to come from behind to win amid euphoric scenes from the crowd and teammates.

Teaming with Mitch Larkin, Jake Packard and Grant Irvine, Chalmers defied a nagging head cold and weary body to help his team claim gold on the back of a similarly thrilling win by the women's 4 x 100m medley just prior.

Larkin finished the meet with five gold medals, while Chalmers was hot on his hammer with four golds and a narrow miss with silver in the men's 100m free.

Chalmers said there were a few worrying moments at the tail end of the race.

''I probably expected to be a little closer in the last 25m, I known Ben (Proud) is a 50m freestyle specialist and I was hoping maybe he would start to burn out a little bit.

''It didn't start to happen. I had to put my head down and get to the wall. I knew it was going to be close.''

The Dolphins' swim team chalked up 73 medals in the pool at these Games, including a competition high seven clean sweeps (first, second, third in the same event).

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Medley podium