Sports·Posted on 26 July 2021Shoutout To Ariarne Titmus Who Just Won Gold At The Tokyo Olympics And Smashed Her American RivalTitmus was pitted against US swimmer Katie Ledecky, but was the one who landed in first place.by Isha BassiEntertainment ProducerFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink The Tokyo Olympic Games are here — and if you're anything like me, you're currently watching it in the background while attempting to do work. Matthias Hangst / Getty Images Perks of WFH. Australia has hit the ground running, claiming its second gold medal in a sport we tend to excel at — the swimming. Xinhua News Agency / Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images Our first gold medal was won in the women's 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay! The one to grab our second medal of the Olympics? Ariarne Titmus. Maddie Meyer / Getty Images Competing in the women's 400 metres final, she had a strong start to the race — which had pitted her against US swimmer Katie Ledecky. Francois-xavier Marit / AFP via Getty Images For context, Ledecky has won five Olympic gold medals and is a record holder for various swimming events. Ledecky had the lead for the first two laps, but Titmus ultimately drove it home to claim gold for Australia. Al Bello / Getty Images She finished up with a time of 3:56.69 — which is incredible. Also, reminder that this was Titmus' first ever Olympic final. It was a thrilling performance and I think I can speak on behalf of Australia when I say that a lot of us were holding our breath. Isha Bassi @Isha_Bassi THE WAY I DID NOT BREATHE DURING THIS ENTIRE RACE!!!! what a moment for ariarne titmus #Swimming #Tokyo2020 02:30 AM - 26 Jul 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Seven Network / Twitter: @Isha_Bassi Rodger Sherman @rodger Ledecky and Titmus spent the whole damn race like this, that was nuts 02:30 AM - 26 Jul 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Seven Network / Twitter: @rodger Kurt Fearnley @kurtfearnley Check my blood pressure!!!!! That was sensational!!!!! Ariarne Titmus, you are incredible!!!! #Tokyo2020 02:30 AM - 26 Jul 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @kurtfearnley Hannah Ryan @HannahD15 Does watching an exhilarating race while sitting on the couch in trackydacks count as cardio? 02:34 AM - 26 Jul 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @HannahD15 Plus, it did feel good to beat the US at something — who have already got 11 medals to their name. Jerome Doraisamy @JeromeDoraisamy Watching American Twitter melt down over Ariarne Titmus beating Katie Ledecky will be *chef’s kiss* #AUS #Tokyo2020 #TokyoOlympics 02:32 AM - 26 Jul 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite But don't worry — there was no hard feelings between Australia and the US, or Titmus and Ledecky. Al Bello / Getty Images, Rob Carr / Getty Images We love good sportsmanship! Oh, and take a look at this reaction from Titmus' coach, which is really just one big mood. ESPN @espn Ariarne Titmus' coach seemed to enjoy her winning a gold medal in the women's 400m free 😅 (via @NBCOlympics) 02:57 AM - 26 Jul 2021 Reply Retweet Favorite Twitter: @espn I can smell a new meme in the making. What a moment! Congratulations to Ariarne for doing Australia proud.