Tokyo Olympics 2020: Australia swimmer Ariarne Titmus named swimming event on Monday after doing the improbable to beat decorated American swimmer Katie Ledecky in the finals of the 400m freestyle event at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Titmus won the gold with a timing of 3:56.69, while Ledecky came second with a timing of 3:57.36. China?s Bingjie Li captured the bronze with the timing of 4:01.08. While Titmus's win over Ledecky can be considered as the biggest moment for her coach Dean Boxall hogged all the limelight following his wild celebration scenes in Tokyo. Dean Boxall's celebration video goes viral:
Once Ariane's victory was near coach Boxall was seen tearing off his face mask, screaming, and hitting the air in following the win. He was also seen clutching and furiously shaking a barrier in excitement. A nearby Olympics staffer tried to calm Boxall down to no avail.
According to Channel 7, Titmus father could barely speak after watching his daughter won the Olympic medal. The family relocated to Noosa from Tasmania for Titmus? swimming career. He said ?I can?t believe it,? her father said. ?I?ve lost my voice. I cannot believe it. Wow!. Unbelievable. Just quite extraordinary. She?s done it. She?s actually done it. Wow. My God. Can?t believe it. Last hundred was just, she?s just focused. Determined. Gritty. Gutsy. Race, unbelievable.?
While speaking to the same broadcaster Titmus said ?I can?t believe it. I?m trying to contain my emotions - I?ve got the 200 tonight! But oh my gosh I can?t believe it. This past year, I don?t know whether it?s gone fast or slow. More than anything, to get here was a relief, but to come here and do the job - I?m over the moon.?