“Last night I was walking over to my semifinals and Kevin Durant walked in front of me. To be honest with you I almost vomited. My jaw dropped. I was that excited and nervous. It was just amazing for me.
“I watch Kevin Durant’s MVP speech before every single race and I watch a highlights video of him,” Chalmers said. “Our team manager actually grabbed him last night and got a video of him saying he watched me swim and good luck which was really exciting.
“They actually had to show it to me this morning because they knew I wouldn’t be able to focus if I saw it tonight before my race – I’m a big fan."