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Kyle Charmouth (AUS), 25, who won three gold medals at the Fukuoka 2023 World Aquatics Championships last month, including the men’s 100 metres freestyle, has set his sights on Paris, France, in 2024, saying it will be the “last Olympics I will compete in”I was the oldest swimmer to reach the final of the 100 metres men’s freestyle at the Fukuoka World Championships,” he told Sydney, Australia, radio station SEN 1170 on Monday. I was the ‘old man in the waiting room,'” he said. “There are swimmers born in 2003 and 2004 competing against me now. I can’t imagine myself competing in the Olympics after Paris 2024Indeed, Chamus, born in 1998, was the oldest of the eight men to reach the 100 metres men’s freestyle final at this year’s World Championships He was joined in the final by 2004-born David Popovic (ROM) and Fan Zhanle (CHN)Hwang Sun-woo (Gangwon Special Self-Governing Province), born in 2003, won bronze in the 200m freestyle, but did not qualify for the 스포츠토토링크 100m freestyle final after finishing ninth in the semi-finals Despite his age, Chamus was the first to touch the touchpad, beating out swimmers six years his junior Chamus won the 100 metres freestyle final in 47.15, ahead of Jack Alexey (20-USA) in 47.31 and Maxime Grusse (24-FR) in 47.42He also won gold for Australia in the men’s 400m medley relay and the 400m mixed medley relay While he remains one of the best swimmers in the world, Chamus is not immune to age” Paris will be my third and final Olympic Games,” said Charmouth, who won the 100 metres freestyle at Rio de Janeiro 2016 and finished second at Tokyo 2020 in 2021. Los Angeles (LA) 2028 seems so far away,” he said However, after his radio comments turned into ‘retirement speculation’, he took to social media to say, “It’s media bait to get ‘clicks’. I will continue to swim after the Paris Games, and I am available to represent Australia at other international events outside of the Olympics,” he said.

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