Australian swimmerAriarne Titmustook Tokyo 2020 by storm, winning two golds, a silver and a bronze in the pool. The 20-year-old enjoyed some epic battles with American superstar Katie Ledecky, and her victory in the 400m freestyle sparked wild celebrations from her coach Dean Boxall that went viral.
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What did Ariarne Titmus do at the Tokyo Olympics?
Ariarne Titmus celebrates after breaking an Olympic record in 200m freestyle final on day five of the Tokyo Games. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images Ariarne Titmus celebrates after breaking an Olympic record in 200m freestyle final on day five of the Tokyo Games. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Who won the women’s swimming crown at Tokyo 2020?
Twenty-year-old Australian prodigy Ariarne Titmus emphatically took the women鈥檚 swimming crown from American Katie Ledecky at Tokyo 2020 on Wednesday. Having conquered the five-time Olympic gold medallist in the marquee women鈥檚 400m freestyle on Monday, Titmus was again too fast in the 200m freestyle final.
How did Usain Titmus break the Olympic record at the Olympics?
Titmus began slowly, touching fifth at the first turn, but moved up in the second lap as her rivals struggled to shake her. The Australian moved up to fourth at the 100m and was third at the final 50m. But Titmus was unstoppable in the final 25m, shaking off Hong Kong鈥檚 Siobhan Haughey to break the Olympic record.