Swimming coach's epic reaction as Aussies break world record

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Swimmer Ariarne Titmus (pictured left) winning the race for Australia in the 4x200m relay and (pictured right) coach Dean Boxall celebrating.
Aussie golden girl Ariarne Titmus (pictured left) led Australia to a world record in the 4x200m relay, which sent her coach Dean Boxall (pictured right) into raptures. (Images: Channel 7)

Swimming fans will be delighted to have seen Ariarne Titmus' coach Dean Boxall's wild celebrations after the 21-year-old finished off the 4x200m relay final in astonishing fashion to help Australia break the world record.

On a night that saw Emma McKeon become the most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete of all-time, four Australians - Madi Wilson, Kiah Melverton, Mollie O'Callaghan and Ariarne Titmus - also swam into history.

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The quartet set a world record of 7:38.29 to surpass China's old record by 1.04 seconds.

Australia's world record swim saw golden girl Titmus anchor the relay and produce the fastest 200m split swim of all-time with a time of 1:52.82.

She is the first female swimmer to ever record a time under 1.53, having surpassed Italian star Federica Pellegrini's mark of 1:53.45.

Australia finished with a 12 second buffer over second place Canada.

And celebrating her remarkable achievement, Boxall was captured on camera reacting wildly to Titmus' swim.

Boxall was seen rallying the Aussie troops during the race, before celebrating wildly with Titmus' family and team.

The Aussie coach made global headlines during the Olympics for his enthusiastic celebration when Titmus defeated Katie Ledecky in the 400m freestyle.

Following the race, the swimming world reacted with astonishment at the Australian team's record and Titmus incredible individual swim.

Emma McKeon makes Commonwealth Games history

Australia enjoyed are remarkable run in the pool in Birmingham having won three gold in the space of 60 minutes.

One of those was McKeon who claimed victory in the 50m freestyle on Sunday night to clinch her third gold medal of the Games and 11th of her career.

She came to Birmingham with eight gold medals in two previous editions of the Games.

Gold medalists, Madison Wilson, Kiah Melverton, Ariarne Titmus and Mollie O'Callaghan  laugh and embrace after winning gold.
Gold medalists, Madison Wilson, Kiah Melverton, Ariarne Titmus and Mollie O'Callaghan celebrate with their medals after setting a new World Record at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

But the Wollongong wonder has now eclipsed the previous record for most Commonwealth golds (10), set by fellow Australian swimmers Susie O'Neill, Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones.

"It's really nice to be mentioned alongside some of those names and I will be part of that history for years to come, hopefully," McKeon said.

"They're the ones who inspired me when I was young. I remember watching them on TV and that lit the fire in me to be where I am now."

Kaylee McKeown also saluted in the 100m backstroke and the swim team added four silver and three bronze medals to their collection on the night.

After the midway point of the Birmingham meet, Australia's swim team have 11 golds, nine silver and 12 bronze.

with AAP

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