WATCH: Chase Kalisz Blasts 4:05.90 400m IM, No. 4 Performance All Time

2017 FINA World Championships

July 23-30, 2017
Budapest, Hungary
Dagály Aquatics Arena

Men 400m IM -- FINAL
World Record: 4:03.84 -- Michael Phelps (USA), 2008
Championship Record: 4:05.90 -- Chase Kalisz (USA), 2017
World Junior Record: 4:14.00 -- Sean Grieshop (USA), 2016
American Record: 4:03.84 -- Michael Phelps (USA), 2008

1.) Chase Kalisz (USA) -- 4:05.90 (Championship Record)
2.) David Verraszto (HUN) -- 4:08.38
3.) Daiya Seto (JPN) -- 4:09.14
4.) Max Litchfield (GBR) -- 4:09.62
5.) Jay Litherland (USA) -- 4:12.05
6.) Kosuke Hagino (JPN) -- 4:12.65
7.) Brandonn Almeida (BRA) -- 4:13.00
8.) Richard Nagy (SVK) -- 4:16.33

Chase Kalisz continues to steadily improve and trend closer to the illustrious 4:03.84 world record set by Michael Phelps in the legendary 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Thanks to a mind-numbing 1:07.6 breaststroke split, Kalisz was only two tenths of a second off of Phelps' pace. Kalisz doesn't have the freestyle that Phelps had, but if he can make minor adjustments to his backstroke and freestyle we could see something special down the road. Kalisz' time of 4:05.90 is the 4th fastest performance of all time and makes him the 3rd fastest performer of all time behind Phelps and Ryan Lochte (4:05.18). Hungary's David Verraszto claimed the silver medal with a strong time of 4:08.38. Although he was faster last month at the Sette Colli meet in Rome (4:07.47), a silver medal in front of the home crowd was a great prize. Japan's Daiya Seto got in for the bronze medal with a 4:09.14 -- also off his 4:07 from Sette Colli.


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