Tasmania

Ariarne just misses but Tassie triumphs


TEAM Tassie is off to a flyer at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast — bringing home more medals so far than India, South Africa, Wales, Jamaica … in fact, 66 of the 71 competing nations.

Amy Cure’s gold medal in the women’s cycling team pursuit was the highlight of the day, but Jake Birtwhistle’s come-from-the-pack silver in the triathlon will be remembered as Australia’s first medal of the Games — and 17-year-old swimmer Ariarne Titmus, competing in the 200m freestyle, won the first of what is expected to be a swag of medals.

And as his daughter just missed on the gold, her father Steve Titmus stole the show in the crowd. His antics have gone viral.

Titmus was meant to be the 17-year-old who upset the apple cart against world championship medallist Emma McKeon.

But someone forgot to hand Canadian teen Taylor Ruck the script.

Ruck, the world junior champion in the 200m freestyle, is one of the rising stars of Canada’s outstanding women’s swimming program.

And whil…

Read the full article at: http://www.news.com.au/national/tasmania/canadian-teen-taylor-ruck-beats-ariarne-titmus-and-emma-mckeon-in-upset-200m-freestyle-win/news-story/537a2f9a0ef284409cd9c93e623c92c8

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