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Chalmers warms up for short course titles

AAP logoAAP 27/10/2016

Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers has warmed up for next week's national short course swimming titles with a second Tokyo World Cup win.

A day after claiming 100m freestyle gold in a new world junior mark, Chalmers again threatened the record books in Japan when he won the 200m final on Wednesday night (AEDT).

The 18 year old clocked one minute, 42.42 seconds to fall just 0.47 of a second shy of another world junior record.

The Rio 100m freestyle gold medallist also moved to fifth on the Australian all-time short course list.

The only Australians to have swum faster are Cameron McEvoy (1:40.80), Ian Thorpe (1:41.10), Thomas Fraser-Holmes (1:41.77) and Tommaso D'Orsogna (1:42.26).

Chalmers will contest this weekend's World Cup meet in Hong Kong before concentrating on the national short course titles in Brisbane from November 3-5.

Chalmers will join a field boasting the likes of dual Olympian Cameron McEvoy and backstroke world champions Mitch Larkin and Emily Seebohm at the three-day national championships.

Chalmers will contest the 50m, 100m and 200m events in Brisbane.

Reigning FINA male swimmer of the year Larkin claimed 200m backstroke silver and Seebohm was second in the 100m backstroke and won 50m butterfly bronze in Tokyo on Wednesday night.

Rio Olympic silver medallist, Australia's Madeline Groves claimed second in the 200m butterfly in Japan.

Meanwhile, Jamaica's Alia Atkinson clocked 28.64 seconds to set a new 50m breaststroke short course world record at Tokyo, taking 0.16 of a second off American Jessica Hardy's 2009 supersuit era mark.

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