Australia secured three fantastic medals in the opening swimming finals session of Tokyo 2020 but it was the women who produced a swim for the ages to win their third straight Olympic gold medal in the Women’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay and break their own world record.
And the fact that it was the most predictable gold the Dolphins will win in Tokyo made it no less sweet.
The Australians not only broke their own world record, they earned a place in history as the first quartet ever to go sub 3:30, hitting the wall in 3:29.69. The victory was Australia’s first gold of the Games and followed the fantastic silver and bronze medals by their male teammates earlier in the first swimming finals session of the Games.
For the full wrap of this morning’s action from the pool, visit the AOC’s website