American super-swimmer Katie Ledecky did not win the 400m free swim in the Tokyo Olympics despite her incredible talent and abilities. She was beaten by another incredible swimmer from Australia, Ariarne Titmus. But it was her coach that is getting all of the attention Sunday as videos were replayed in the United States.
"The greatest female freestyler in history had completed her first swim of these Tokyo Olympics, rolling through the 400-meter freestyle in 4:00.45," Sports Illustrated reported of the early qualifying rounds. "The next heat was the one she had her eye on, led by Australian Ariarne Titmus. Her time: 4:01.66."
"Nice," said Ledecky after being told of Titmus's time, according to the report. "It's going to be a great race tomorrow."
This is what it looked like:
THAT FINISH 😱 Ariarne Titmus knocks off Katie Ledecky and wins gold in the women’s 400m freestyle 🥇 (via… https://t.co/bm4iAaPBSA— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) 1627266747.0
Dean Boxall took the success to a whole new level, losing his mind and almost his mask as he celebrated in the stands.
As one U.S. fan said, if Ledecky had to lose, at least the world got this out of it.
See the video below and comments from the US:
My pup when I say we're going to the dog park #TokyoOlympics https://t.co/M6Etamdwsk— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan) 1627267543.0
Me, five minutes after the first time I kissed a girl. https://t.co/mZBusxPiT2— Bradley P. Moss (@Bradley P. Moss) 1627267055.0
Me after I get out of isolation at midnight tonight. #lockdownmelbourne https://t.co/UJPWS92tYm— 🎤Jo Woods 🎧🎀 (@🎤Jo Woods 🎧🎀) 1627268309.0
me at buffalo wild wings after lattimore intercepted foles during the 2018 divisional https://t.co/LJnx65vfTt— Mitch (@Mitch) 1627268206.0
When the new Ted Lasso episode drops. https://t.co/M6Etamdwsk— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan) 1627267077.0
Ariarne Titmus’ coach just had the best reaction of all time to her 400-meter freestyle gold medal win over Katie L… https://t.co/rfBEcNFy7x— Joe Pompliano (@Joe Pompliano) 1627266875.0
Congratulations to Ariarne Titmus and her coach, The Ultimate Warrior: https://t.co/cXw4zSaWty— Jamie Wall (@Jamie Wall) 1627266710.0
If Katie Ledecky had to be beat by Ariarne Titmus in the 400m free, at least we got this out of it. 😂 #Tokyo2020 https://t.co/mpfd7ONu7B— Mandi Bierly (@Mandi Bierly) 1627266757.0