Mollie O’Callaghan breaks longest-standing ladies’s report with 200m freestyle win

Australia’s Mollie O’Callaghan has damaged the longest-standing world report in ladies’s swimming in profitable the 200 metres freestyle on the world championships.

O’Callaghan claimed her second gold medal, and first world report, of the meet in Fukuoka by clocking one minute 52.85 seconds in Wednesday night time’s closing.

The earlier benchmark within the occasion was 1:52.98, set by Italian Federica Pellegrini within the supersuit period in 2009.

“To come back out with the world report was actually sudden,” O’Callaghan stated.

“I used to be a wreck afterwards.

“I form of seemed (on the outcomes board) and I used to be a bit like ‘oh, is that me or not?’ I couldn’t actually clarify it within the second.

“There was tears, there was happiness, very blended feelings.

“I’m simply so pleased with myself to try this. It was such an sudden second.”

Australia’s Ariarne Titmus claimed the silver medal in 1:53.01 after being overtaken by O’Callaghan within the closing lap.

Within the males’s 800m freestyle closing, Australia’s Sam Quick additionally gained his second medal of the meet in Japan, including silver within the 800m freestyle title to his earlier 400m freestyle triumph.

Quick clocked the quickest time by an Australian – 7:37.76, eclipsing the nationwide report of seven:38.65 set by Grant Hackett in 2005.

Quick led with 50m remaining however was overtaken on the final lap by Tunisia’s Ahmed Hafnaoui, who gained in 7:37.00.

Australia’s Kyle Chalmers certified second-fastest for the boys’s 100m freestyle titles, posting 47.52 in his semi-final.

Compatriot Kaylee McKeown was second-quickest into the ladies’s 50m backstroke closing, logging a time of 27.26 in her Wednesday night time semi.

The Australian crew now has six gold and two silver medals on the titles.


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