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Ariarne Titmus swipes second gold of Tokyo Games, Ledecky fifth

Ariarne Titmus swipes second gold of Tokyo Games, Ledecky fifth
Posted at 6:50 PM, Jul 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 22:10:57-04

Breakout Australian swimming star Ariarne Titmus backed up her 400m freestyle victory with another gold medal performance in a field that included Katie Ledecky, winning the 200m freestyle in an Olympic record 1:53.50.

Hong Kong's Siobhan Haughey, who led Titmus by a half-second at the 150 mark, took silver.

Titmus closed with a final split of 28.8 to pass Haughey with 15 meters to go. 

Canada's Penny Oleksiak, a Rio 2016 gold medalist in the 100 free, took bronze as Katie Ledecky, never seeming to be in contention for the win, finished fifth.