It’s Ariarne Titmus’ world and we’re just living in it.
Round Two of Ariarne Titmus versus Katie Ledecky in the 200-meter freestyle ended in similar fashion to the 400-meter freestyle, with Titmus taking home gold once again.
OLYMPIC RECORD.Australia's Ariarne Titmus sets an Olympic record to win gold in the women's 200m free. #TokyoOlympics📺 NBC💻 https://t.co/M0BT3R7UOp📱 NBC Sports App pic.twitter.com/IVHIavtdlP— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 28, 2021
OLYMPIC RECORD.Australia's Ariarne Titmus sets an Olympic record to win gold in the women's 200m free. #TokyoOlympics📺 NBC💻 https://t.co/M0BT3R7UOp📱 NBC Sports App pic.twitter.com/IVHIavtdlP
Just off her near-world-record time at Australian Trials, Titmus set an Olympic Record with a time of 1:53.50. Hong Kong swimmer Siobahn Haughey came in second at 1:53.92, earning Hong Kong their first ever medal for swimming in history.
In third was Penny Oleksiak, who became the most decorated Canadian swimmer in history with her bronze medal.
Ledecky, who was the gold medalist in this event five years ago, came in a surprising fifth. She had the opportunity to rebound later in the night, however, as she won the 1500-meter freestyle.
Titmus and Ledecky have one last showdown in Tokyo in the 800-meter freestyle beginning with the prelims of the event on Thursday while the final of the event is set to take place Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET on NBC.