Ariarne Titmus

Ariarne Titmus (born 7 September 2000) is an Australian swimmer. In 2015, Titmus and her family moved from Tasmania to Queensland for better training opportunities.[3] She competed in the women's 200 metre freestyle event at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships.[4][5]

Ariarne Titmus
Personal information
Nickname(s)Arnie, Terminator[1]
NationalityAustralian
Born (2000-09-07) 7 September 2000
Launceston, Tasmania[2]
Height177 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Weight63 kg (139 lb)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubSt Peters Western
CoachDean Boxall

Career

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Titmus won gold in the 4 x 200 metre freestyle event. On 14 December 2018 she set a new world record in the women's short course 400m freestyle competition of the 2018 FINA World Swimming Championships with a time of 3:53.92, breaking the record set by Wang Jianjiahe two months earlier by 0.05 seconds.

Titmus was selected as one of the 27 swimmers to represent Australia at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in Gwangju, South Korea. After finishing second in her heat of the women's 400 metre freestyle, she won the gold medal and broke the Oceania record in the final with a time of 3:58.76, a full second ahead of American swimmer Katie Ledecky.[6]

References

  1. "Ariarne Titmus". Athlete profile. Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. "Ariarne Titmus". Swimming Australia. Archived from the original on 15 December 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2018.
  3. Shaw, Rob. "Titmus on move". The Examiner. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
  4. "Heats results". FINA. Archived from the original on 30 September 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  5. "2017 World Aquatics Championships > Search via Athletes". Budapest 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  6. "Ariarne Titmus claims gold in 400m freestyle over American swimming great Katie Ledecky". ABC News. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
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