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Australia’s 400m freestyle gold medallist Ariarne Titmus and United States rival Katie Ledecky will face off again Wednesday morning in the 200m freestyle final at the Olympic pool, while the Aussie men’s 4x200m are also racing for medals.
Titmus beat Ledecky in a stirring 400m and with the American tending towards the longer distances – she will also race the 1500m later on Wednesday’s session – the Australian is favoured to make it two from two in their personal battle. The pair are also set to face off in the 800m and the 4x200m relay.
While Titmu was fastest through to the final, Ledecky qualified third fastest.
Titmus is joined in the race by Madi Wilson, who qualified in eighth after Emma McKeon as Australia’s second entrant in the event. McKeon opted to concentrate on other races.
The Aussie men’s relay team qualified second fastest for their final behind Great Britain, with the United States third.
Australia clocked a time of 7:05.00 with the team of Mack Horton, Alexander Graham, Elijah Winnington and Zac Incerti and two will miss out to allow Tommy Neill and Kyle Chalmers to come into the team.
Full schedule, times AEST
11:30: Men’s 100m Freestyle Semifinals
11:41: Women’s 200m Freestyle Final
10:49: Men’s 200m Butterfly Final
10:57: Women’s 200m Butterfly Semifinals
11:21: Men’s 200m Breaststroke Semifinals
11:45: Women’s 200m Individual Medley Final
11:54: Women’s 1500m Freestyle Final
12:26: Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final