Mack Horton of Australia wins Gold in Men’s 400m Freestyle Swimming

Mack Horton of Australia won the gold medal in Men’s 400 m Freestyle Swimming Event of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. It was the first gold medal for Australia at the Rio 2016.

Mack Horton of Australia wins Gold in Men's 400m Freestyle Swimming

Heading into Rio 2016, Mack Horton was ranked Number One in the world, and he swam his race to perfection to beat China’s defending champion Sun Yang in the finals.

He finished the race with a time of 3:41.55 ahead of China’s Sun Yang who finished slighly behind with a time of 3:41.68.

Italy’s Gabriele Detti won the bronze medal with a time of 3:43.49, while Horton’s compatriot David McKeon was seventh in 3:45.28.

Rio 2016 Men's 400m Freestyle Swimming Winners - Mack Horton (Gold), Sun Yang (Silver), Gabriele Detti (Bronze)

In photo above you can see, Rio 2016 Men’s 400m Freestyle Swimming Winners – Mack Horton (Gold) in centre, Sun Yang (Silver) left, Gabriele Detti (Bronze) right.

The 20-year-old is the first Australian since Ian Thorpe in 2004 to win the Olympic 400m freestyle gold medal.

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