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Titmus shatters 200m freestyle world record weeks before Olympics

Published : Thursday, 13 June, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 377

BRISBANE, JUNE 12: Ariarne Titmus shattered fellow Australian Mollie OCallaghans 200m freestyle world record Wednesday, touching in 1min 52.23secs just weeks before defending her Olympic title in Paris.

She hit the wall in Brisbane at Australias Olympic trials ahead of OCallaghan, who also went under her previous world record of 1:52.85, surging home in 1:52.48.

Titmus went out hard and was 0.81sec under the pace at 100m, holding on as her teammate pushed her to the limit.

"Looking at the results, its unbelievable. Im really happy to finally produce a swim in the 200 that I feel like my training reflects," said Titmus, 23.

"I think just the field we have is why we are swimming so fast.

"We push each other every day. To have five girls under (trainer) Dean (Boxall) in that final is unbelievable. Its a credit to him and the programme."    —AFP







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