Swimmer Chase Kalisz wins USA’s first gold at the Olympics

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Chase Kalisz

If you want to be the best, you have to do things that other people aren’t willing to do.

– Michael Phelps

By winning gold in the men’s 400m medley, Chase Kalisz has secured USA’s first medal at Tokyo. A showcase of spectacular speed, we celebrate his talent with aspiring Olympians worldwide.  

Chase Kalisz at Tokyo Olympics

Born in 1994, Maryland, USA, Kalisz started swimming at the young age of 5. He was one of four children, all who have been swimmers since a young age and have each participated in state, national and international competitions according to Olympics.com. It seems like talent runs in the family!

Chase Kalisz

Since high school, Kalisz has been representing the USA in the 200m and 400m men’s medley. A 5-time US Nationals champion, a first-place finish in the 2017 World Championships, 3-time NCAA Championship holder and now a 2-time Olympian medalist (he won a silver at the 2016 Rio Olympics in the same event).

Swimmer Chase Kalisz

Chase Kalisz is an inspiration for young children everywhere who wonder if college life and athletics can be balanced. Anything is possible with determination and passion! “Chase” your dreams!

Chase Kalisz


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