After a week of epic battles successful the pool, it's thing but communal respect for Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky.
Titmus won the women's 200m and 400m freestyle events, the second of the 2 causing seismic waves successful the States, with galore claiming that Ledecky was unbeatable going into the Games - and others expressing their distaste with the celebrations of Titmus' coach, Dean Boxall.
The American bounced backmost to assertion golden successful the 1500m, before the brace squared disconnected erstwhile again successful the 800m.
While immoderate American fans attempted to overgarment the Aussie arsenic a villain, the brace were afloat of adulation for each other's performances.
Titmus posted a photograph of the brace connected Instagram aft her metallic successful that event, which was won by Ledecky.
"Tough contention to decorativeness my programme present successful Tokyo!" she said.
"I'm implicit the satellite to person stood connected the podium 1 past clip aft clocking a PB successful the 800 escaped - convey you everyone for each your emotion and enactment it means everything!"
Ledecky fired backmost successful the comments.
"Amazing week!! A thrill to contention you and large congrats. Enjoy each infinitesimal backmost home," she said.
Hopefully the brace tin support the rivalry going successful Paris successful 3 years' time.
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