Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus took home the gold in the 400-meter freestyle, coming from behind to defeat American legend Katie Ledecky. Titmus was the favorite and while the 400 is not Ledecky’s best event, this was an impressive victory for the Australian swimmer.
In case you weren’t sure, Titmus’ coach made sure the world saw how exciting the win was. Her country was backing her, but her coach was particularly fired up. It’s safe to say this will end up being one of the more memorable videos we see of an Olympic coach to come out of Tokyo.
Titmus was installed as -190 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Ledecky was second at +115. Ledeck took the lead on the second 100 meters, but Titmus eventually overcame her to take the lead on the final turn. She held off Ledecky to secure the gold. Ledecky won silver and Li Bingjie finished with the bronze.
July 26, 2021