Olympic gold medallist Ariarne Titmus has broken the women’s 400-metre freestyle world record at the Australian swimming championships.
Titmus finished in three minutes, 56.40 seconds in Sunday night’s final at the South Australian Aquatic Centre to improve on Katie Ledecky’s previous mark of 3:56.46 that the American set at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
“It’s kind of nice now that I am not going to be asked when I am going to break the world record,” Titmus said. “I am the happiest I have ever been outside of swimming, I am the happiest I have ever been in my life in swimming. It’s definitely showing in the pool.”Read CBC
Ariarne Titmus Sets 400-Metre Freestyle World Record at 2022 Australian Swimming Championships