Australian Stubblety-Cook set a new Olympic record as he took the gold in the men’s 200-meter breaststroke final at the Tokyo Aquatics Center on July 29.
Stubblety-Cook finished the race in two minutes and 6.38 seconds, breaking the previous record of two minutes and 7.22 seconds set by Japanese Watanabe Ippei in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.
Stubblety-Cook described his victory as “unbelievable.”
“It’s been a tough five years. I’m lost for words, to be honest,” Stubblety-Cook said.
Stubblety-Cook, the youngest swimmer in the race at the age of 22, also becomes the first Australian to win the same Olympic event since swimmer Ian O’Brien won in 1964.
Dutch Arno Kamminge won silver with a time of two minutes and 7.01 seconds while Finnish Matti Mattsson took the bronze with a time of two minutes and 7.13 seconds.
© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.