Australian swimmer Titmus wins women's 200m freestyle gold at Olympics

Ariarne Titmus of Australia before the event (REUTERS/Marko Djurica)
28/07/2021 10:30 AM

TOKY0, July 28 -- Ariarne Titmus of Australia set a new Olympic record to win the women's 200m freestyle gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Wednesday, Xinhua reported.

Fresh from a victory in 400m freestyle on Monday, where the 21-year-old came from behind to beat reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Kathleen Ledecky, Titmus emerged from third in the last split to touch home first in one minute and 53.50 seconds.

Bernadette Haughey of Hong Kong, China took the silver in an Asian record time of 1:53.92 while Canadian Penny Oleksiak claim the bronze in 1:54.70.