‘Panicking’ Aussie’s shock 30-year first as Olympic hero does it again in gold medal stunner

‘Panicking’ Aussie’s shock 30-year first as Olympic hero does it again in gold medal stunner

‘Panicking’ Aussie’s shock 30-year first as Olympic hero does it again in gold medal stunner Australian 18-year-old Mollie O’Callaghan overcame “panic” to edge world record holder Sarah Sjostrom and become the youngest women’s 100m freestyle world champion in more than 30 years on Thursday. O’Callaghan, a double Olympic relay gold medallist, edged the 28-year-old Sjostrom of Sweden by 0.13sec. American Torri Huske took bronze. At 18 years and 82 days, she became the youngest winner of the 100m freestyle since 1991, when Nicole Haislett of the United States won the title at 18 years and 22 days. O’Callaghan said she had suffered badly from pre-race nerves. “It was bad, the worst ever,” she said. “I was panicking in my bed, having a little bit of a cramp in my leg, …
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