The Terminator takes two.
U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky was bested again by Australian swimmer Ariarne Titmus on Wednesday.
This time Titmus, who is called the Terminator by some in her country, chased down Hong Kong’s Siobhan Bernadette Haughey to win the gold in the 200-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.
It was just two days ago that Titmus, 20, who is in her first Olympics, beat U.S. star swimmer and defending champ Ledecky in the 400-meter freestyle.
In the rematch, Ledecky came in fifth.
Titmus came from behind to beat Ledecky on Monday. Ledecky won silver in that race.
“It hasn’t really set in,” Titmus said when asked how it felt to win two golds.
“Off the 400, I had to try to kind of like forget about it for this race,” she said. “Now that I have the afternoon off, it’s going to be nice to kind of let it settle in a bit.”
Ledecky has another chance to medal Wednesday in the 1500-meter freestyle. She’s the favorite in that event, which is making its Olympic debut and was scheduled to start a little more than an hour after the 200-meter race.