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USA Olympic Champion Kalisz says winning gold is a “weird feeling”

American swimmer Chase Kalisz, who won gold in the 400m individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics, says it "hasn't really hit" him that he's an Olympic champion, and that it will "take some time to really process what happened".

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