Ariarne Titmus

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Ariarne Titmus
OAM
Personal information
Nickname(s)Arnie, Terminator[1]
NationalityAustralian
Born (2000-09-07) 7 September 2000 (age 21)
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia[2]
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9.69 in)[1]
Weight63 kg (138.89 lb)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubCali Condors[3]
St Peters Western
CoachDean Boxall

Ariarne Elizabeth Titmus, OAM (born 7 September 2000) is an Australian swimmer. She is the reigning Olympic champion in the women's 200-metre and 400-metre freestyle, having won both events at the 2020 Summer Olympics, and she is also the world record holder in the long course and short course 400-metre freestyle. In 2019 and 2020, she competed representing the Cali Condors in the International Swimming League.

Background

In 2015, Titmus and her family, including father Steve Titmus, moved from Tasmania to Queensland for better training opportunities.[4]

Titmus is coached by South African-born Dean Boxall. He has been a swim coach for more than twenty years and currently leads the swim club St Peters Western based in Brisbane. St Peters Western has had many famous swimmers in the club such as Stephanie Rice and Leisel Jones.[5]

Career

Titmus competed in the women's 200-metre freestyle event at the 2017 World Aquatics Championships, finishing in 17th place.[6][7]

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Titmus won three gold medals; in the 400 metre freestyle, 800 metre freestyle and the 4 x 200-metre freestyle relay. She also won a silver medal in the 200 metre freestyle.

On 14 December 2018, Titmus set a new world record and won a gold medal in the women's short course 400-metre 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. She won a further gold medal in the 200 metre freestyle and two bronze medals in relay events at this competition.

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.[8] In the 4×200 metre freestyle relay the Australian team broke the world record setting a time of 7:41.50 with Titmus swimming the first leg.[9]

In 2019, Titmus was a member of the inaugural International Swimming League, representing the Cali Condors, who finished in third place in the final match in Las Vegas, Nevada, in December. Titmus won the 400-metre freestyle several times throughout the season, including the final.[10]

In 2021, Titmus won two gold medals for Australia at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Posting a time of 3:56.69 in the 400-metre freestyle final, she edged out world record holder Ledecky by less than a second.[11][12] Posting a new Olympic Record of 1:53.50 in the 200-metre freestyle final, she trailed behind Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey for most of the race then came home strongly to push herself in front on the last lap. Titmus earned a silver medal in the 800-metre freestyle final, this time finishing 1.26 seconds behind Katie Ledecky.[13] Titmus was also part of the relay team that won bronze in the 4 x 200 metre women's freestyle relay, finishing behind China and the US.[14]

At the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships in May, Titmus set a new world record in the long course 400-metre freestyle with a time of 3:56.40, breaking the former record of 3:56.46 set by Katie Ledecky in 2016.[15][16][17]

Results in major championships

Meet 200 freestyle 400 freestyle 800 freestyle 4×50 freestyle 4×200 freestyle 4×100 medley
WC 2017 17th 4th 14th 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
CG 2018 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)
PP 2018 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)
SCW 2018 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) DNS 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) DQ
WC 2019 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)
OG 2021 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
CG 2022 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)

Career best times

Long course metres (50 m pool)

As of 22 May 2022
Event Time Meet Location Date Notes
50 m freestyle 26.13 2018 Pan Pacific Championships Tokyo, Japan 12 August 2018
100 m freestyle 53.68 2022 Australian Swimming Championships Adelaide, Australia 18 May 2022
200 m freestyle 1:53.09 2021 Australian Swimming Trials Adelaide, Australia 14 June 2021 CR, OC
400 m freestyle 3:56.40 2022 Australian Swimming Championships Adelaide, Australia 22 May 2022 WR
800 m freestyle 8:13.83 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham, United Kingdom 2 August 2022 CR, OC
1500 m freestyle 16:09.87 2018 Australian Pan Pacific Championships Trials Adelaide, Australia 30 June 2018
400 m individual medley 4:46.61 2018 Australian Pan Pacific Championships Trials Adelaide, Australia 1 July 2018
Legend: WRWorld record; OCOceanian record; CRCommonwealth record; NRAustralian record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

Short course metres (25 m pool)

As of 9 December 2021
Event Time Meet Location Date Notes
50 m freestyle 26.43 2018 World Championships (25 m) Hangzhou, China 15 December 2018
100 m freestyle 53.32 2019 International Swimming League Final Las Vegas, United States 20 December 2019
200 m freestyle 1:51.38 2018 World Championships (25 m) Hangzhou, China 11 December 2018 OC, NR
400 m freestyle 3:53.92 2018 World Championships (25 m) Hangzhou, China 14 December 2018 WR, OC, NR
800 m freestyle 8:13.41 2018 Australian Swimming Championships (25m) Melbourne, Australia 25 October 2018
Legend: WRWorld record; OCOceanian record; CRCommonwealth record; NRAustralian record;
Records not set in finals: h – heat; sf – semifinal; r – relay 1st leg; rh – relay heat 1st leg; b – B final; – en route to final mark; tt – time trial

World records

Long course metres

No. Event Time Meet Location Date Status Ref
1 4x200 m freestyle relay[a] 7:41.50 2019 World Aquatic Championships Gwangju, South Korea 25 July 2019 Former [9]
2 400 m freestyle 3:56.40 2022 Australian Swimming Championships Adelaide, Australia 22 May 2022 Current [15][16][17]
3 4x200 m freestyle relay (2)[c] 7:39.29 2022 Commonwealth Games Birmingham, United Kingdom 31 July 2022 Current [18]

a split 1:54.27 (1st leg); with Madison Wilson (2nd leg), Brianna Throssell (3rd leg), Emma McKeon (4th leg)
c split 1:52.82 (4th leg); with Madison Wilson (1st leg), Kiah Melverton (2nd leg), Mollie O'Callaghan (3rd leg)

Short course metres

No. Event Time Meet Location Date Status Ref
1 400 m freestyle 3:53.92 2018 World Championships (25 m) Hangzhou, China 14 December 2018 Current [19]

Olympic records

Long course metres

No. Event Time Meet Location Date Status Ref
1 200 m freestyle 1:53.50 2020 Summer Olympics Tokyo, Japan 28 July 2021 Current [20]

Awards and honours

References

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  4. ^ Shaw, Rob. "Titmus on move". The Examiner. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 9 November 2017.
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  6. ^ "Heats results". FINA. Archived from the original on 30 September 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  7. ^ "2017 World Aquatics Championships > Search via Athletes". Budapest 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Ariarne Titmus claims gold in 400m freestyle over American swimming great Katie Ledecky". ABC News. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  9. ^ a b FINA 4x200m Freestyle relay results. Omega. 25 July 2019. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
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  13. ^ "800m Freestyle Final results" (PDF). IOC. 31 July 2021. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2 August 2021. Retrieved 17 October 2021.
  14. ^ "Australia finishes day 6 in pool with bronze in women's 4x200m relay final". ABC News. 29 July 2021. Retrieved 29 July 2021.
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  28. ^ "Nike and council partner up for Titmus recognition at aquatic centre". 23 December 2021.

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Records
Preceded by Women's 400-metre freestyle world record-holder (long course)
22 May 2022 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Preceded by Women's 400-metre freestyle world record-holder (short course)
14 December 2018 – present
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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