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Ian Thorpe claims it was 'no surprise' to see Kyle Chalmers pull out of 100m fly and avoid Cody Simpson showdown at Commonwealth Games - as Aussie legends back swimming star's decision to focus 'where it counts' Kyle Chalmers pulled out of the 100m butterfly at the Commonwealth Games  Rival Cody Simpson qualified with the fifth-fastest time for the semi-final  Chalmers swam a blistering quick time of 47.36seconds in the 100m freestyle The time would've won him gold at the World Championships last month Ian Thorpe and Cate Campbell backed Chalmers' decision on Monday 

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Australian swimming greats Ian Thorpe and Cate Campbell said 'it was no surprise' to see Kyle Chalmers pull out of the 100m fly at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Chalmers was scheduled to swim in the 100m butterfly heats on Monday night (AEDT), but skipped the event to prepare for the 100m freestyle final on Tuesday instead.

The latter discipline has long been the 24-year-old's favourite event. 

Kyle Chalmers pulled out of the 100m fly at the Commonwealth Games on Monday

Kyle Chalmers pulled out of the 100m fly at the Commonwealth Games on Monday

Chalmers won gold in the 100m freestyle at the 2016 Olympic Games and followed it up with a silver in Tokyo last year and also claimed silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and in the World Championship the following year. 

He clocked a time of 47.36seconds in the semi-final on Monday, which would have been good enough to claim gold in the World

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