Gold for Australia at Rio 2016
Day 1 – Rio 2016
Australia has had a very good day, winning gold in the pool x 2 and taking down superpowers China and the United States.
GOLD! @_mackhorton wins the 400m free in 3:41.55!
— AUS Olympic Team (@AUSOlympicTeam) August 7, 2016
1. Mack Horton
With his spectacles on right out of the pool, Mack Horton is an instant national hero, winning gold in the 400 meters freestyle final.
He defeats rival, China’s Sun Yang. The Clark Kent lookalike is in instant international hit.
in the men's 400m freestyle! #Swimming #Rio2016 #BeInspiredbytheBest https://t.co/es5jogFcTrAdvertisement
— 7Olympics (@7olympics) August 7, 2016
— BeyondTheGameTV (@BeyondTheGameAU) August 7, 2016
— George Bakhos (@GeorgeBakhos) August 7, 2016
2. Australia’s Golden Girls 4 x 100
The team of sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Brittany Elmslie smashed the world record in the pool, defeating the United States handily. Smashed them like guitars.
— AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) August 7, 2016
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— The Australian (@australian) August 7, 2016
We’re number one on the medal tally!
— Tweet Perth (@tweetperth) August 7, 2016
Watch Rio Live Coverage from Channel 7 Australia online any time or across the free-to-air Seven Network (7, 7MATE, 7Two)