Mollie O’Callaghan has roared to Australia’s third gold medal of the earth swimming championships, getting the blue riband 100m freestyle party with an amazing late burst.
The 18-yr-previous Queenslander driven through around the final 10 metres to consider her very first unique world gold and her fourth medal of the championships in Budapest on Thursday.
She clocked 52.67 seconds to defeat Swedish 8-time earth champion Sarah Sjostrom by .13 and American Torri Huske by .25sec.
Nonetheless when once again, the Brisbane teenager was left to earn it the hard way, acquiring turned sixth after the to start with 50m, some .61sec guiding Sjostrom.
But just as in Wednesday’s semi-final when she created the speediest 2nd-half of a 100m freestyle race ever recorded – 26.43sec – to roar from very last to first, O’Callaghan all over again timed her race correctly.
Even with 20 metres remaining, it appeared as if she might just miss out on out but she arrived by means of to increase the title to the women’s 4x100m freestyle gold she gained on the opening day.
“I am so proud of it, it’s all about practical experience for me and I wasn’t expecting that at all,” said O’Callaghan.