The Belgian who could hold the key to Olympic success for Chalmers

Adelaide: What's a Belgian boffin got to do with Kyle Chalmers' quest for a rare Olympic golden double? Plenty, according to Australian swimming's head coach Jacco Verhaeren.

A Belgian professor is part of Chalmers' plan to become the first man in two decades to win 100m and 200m freestyle gold medals at the same Olympics.

The last swimmer to achieve the feat was celebrated Dutchman Pieter van den Hoogenband at the 2000 Sydney Games.

At the time, Van den Hoogenband was coached by Verhaeren.