Ariarne Titmus reveals what was going through her head after winning Gold

It was a tad different to her coach's reaction.
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Olympic swimmer Ariarne Titmus has quickly made a name for herself and it’s not hard to see why.

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The 20-year-old shocked spectators everywhere when she beat legendary American swimmer Katie Ledecky in the 400-metre freestyle final. 

Soon after, Ariarne added yet another Gold to her resume, winning the 200-metre freestyle and breaking a record in the process.

She ended the Games with four Olympics medals (two Golds, one Silver, and one Bronze).

Now, the superstar athlete has shed some light on what exactly was going through her head after she won her first Gold. And let’s just say, her reaction was a little different to that of her coach Dean Boxall’s.

Ariarne Titmus defeated legendary swimmer Katie Ledecky. (Credit: Getty)

Appearing on NovaFM’s Fitzy & Wippa, Ariarne revealed that as she stood behind the blocks before her race, she could feel her heart beating but her mind was relatively blank.

“When you dive in the pool, your body just kind of instinctively knows what to do.”

She went on to say that when she saw her name next to the number one on the scoreboard, what she had just achieved didn’t really sink in.

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“It just kind of felt like I’d won another race,” the 20-year-old said.

Above all else, Ariarne said that winning was mostly a relief considering all the training that went into her Gold Medal swim.

“It’s one thing to be swimming fast in the lead-up but it’s tough to be able to do it when it matters.”

The Aussie women’s team dominated the medley relay. (Credit: Getty)

During this year’s Games, Ariarne’s Golds weren’t the only swimming highlights.

From Kaylee McKeown’s record-breaking 100-metre backstroke, to Emma McKeon becoming the most successful Australian Olympian of all time, the country’s swimmers have done us proud. 

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