Ariarne Titmus wins 400m freestyle for Aussie’s second gold medal

The Aussie swimmers are cleaning up at the Tokyo Olympics today, with Ariane Titmus taking home our second gold medal.

The 20-year-old bested American champion Katie Ledecky to win the 400m freestyle with an Australian record time of 3.56.69.

The rivals hugged out of the pool before a calm Titmus took to the podium to claim her first medal for the event, but the second gold medal for the Aussies.


Earlier on, Gold Coast swimmer Emma McKeon took out third spot and a bronze medal for her performance in the 100m butterfly.

Despite breaking the Australian record with a personal best time of 55.72, she missed out on gold by just 0.08 seconds, with favourite Yufei Zhang from China claiming victory instead.

However, it is McKeon’s second of seven potential medals at this year’s Olympics, after her part in the 4x100m freestyle relay event last night, which earned Australia a world record and a gold medal.