Olympics: Aussie Teen Stars As Ledecky Motors On
Muhammad Rameez Published August 11, 2016 | 11:59 AM
RIO DE JANEIRO, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Augst,2016) - Australia's new teenage swimming sensation Kyle Chalmers won the blue riband Olympic 100m freestyle gold, as golf headed for a controversial return to the Games after 112 years. Chalmers, only 18, became the first Australian in 48 years to win the prestigious race. The teenager hit the wall in 47.58 seconds, just 22 hundredths ahead of Belgium's Pieter Timmers and American Nathan Adrian, the 2012 champion, who took bronze. Chalmers is the first Australian to win the 100m free since Mike Wenden in Mexico City in 1968.
But he did not realize it had been so long.
"I actually had no idea about that to be honest with you," he said. "I'm someone that probably doesn't follow swimming too much. "I kind of stay away and follow basketball and soccer and football.
I know that we've been beaten a few times." His victory came as American Katie Ledecky sealed her third gold medal of the Games, anchoring the United States team home in the 4x200m relay. She already has the 200m and 400m freestyle titles in Rio. Elsewhere in the pool, Michael Phelps returned from his heroics in winning his record 20th and 21st gold medals, to safely reach the final of the 200m individual medley on Thursday.