Australia wins two silver medals at world swimming titles, for Mollie O'Callaghan and … – ABC

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Australia’s rising swim star Mollie O’Callaghan is in shock at her breakthrough silver medal, whereas Shayna Jack’s triumphant return from a doping ban continued on the world championships.

O’Callaghan, the 18-year-old rated the subsequent massive factor in Australian swimming, gained a silver medal within the 200 metres freestyle in Budapest on Tuesday evening — her first particular person medal at a significant meet.

Jack collected a silver medal as a part of Australia’s blended 4x100m medley relay staff with Kaylee McKeown, Zac Stubblety-Cook and Matt Temple.

Jack, who was suspended for 2 years after testing constructive to a banned substance simply earlier than the 2019 world championships, additionally gained 4x100m freestyle relay gold on the opening evening in Budapest.

“We put it together and came home with a silver which I think we are all really, really proud of,” Jack mentioned after Australia’s medley staff completed some two and a half seconds behind runaway winners the United States.

“Everyone loves being a part of relays. It’s a rare opportunity in an individual sport to enjoy that moment together.”

O’Callaghan was additionally a member of Australia’s 4x100m freestyle relay staff that saluted on the opening evening of competitors.

In the 200m freestyle ultimate, O’Callaghan produced the second-fastest ultimate 50m break up within the discipline to push the victor, China’s Junxuan Yang, to the wall.

The calm and picked up teen entered Budapest as arguably the one Australian within the swim group with low expectations.

O’Callaghan final 12 months gained two gold and a bronze on the Tokyo Olympics for being a warmth swimmer in relays however is now basking in a person highlight.

An Australian swimmer leans on the lane rope looking up at the screen with her mouth open.
Mollie O’Callaghan was not anticipating her silver medal consequence within the girls’s 200m freestyle in Budapest.(Getty Images: Quinn Rooney)

“I wasn’t expecting too much coming into the meet,” she mentioned.

“To medal on this race is kind of cool.”


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