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The Australian swim team were once again breaking records at the Commonwealth Games and cult hero coach Dean Boxall provided some box office entertainment with his epic reactions.
Female Aussie quartet, Madi Wilson, Kiah Melverton, Mollie O’Callaghan, and Ariarne Titmus swam into the history books, shattering the 4x200m relay world record in the final.
The four all-star swimmers continued Australia’s epic domination of the pool, setting a new world record of 7:38.29 to surpass China’s old one by 1.04 seconds.
Golden girl Ariarne Titmus produced the fastest 200m split of all time with a time of 1:52:82 to anchor a legendary win.
Titmus becomes the first female swimmer to record a 200m relay split under 1:53.
Of course, true to form Aussie swim coach Dean Boxall was there pushing them along the way with his epic reactions and passionate fist pumping.
Three of the four swimmers in the team are trained under Boxall’s guidance, so the team’s spirits and motivation rest a lot on the coach’s shoulders.
As expected he fully delivered, as he pumped up the fellow Australian team to push on the four swimmers and get the crowd going.
Unsurprisingly, when the girls delivered on the big stage, Boxall let loose in typical fashion, hugging fellow team members, and fist pumps in spades.
Boxall shot to fame at the Tokyo Olympics last year after he absolutely let it rip in the coaching stands after Titmus won gold in the 400m freestyle event.
He was seen throwing his hands in the air, ripping his face mask off and holding onto the railing like he was suffering from an electric shock and channelling his inner Ultimate Warrior.
It was pure, unadulterated happiness at seeing someone compete at their best.
While his reaction may not have been as wild this time around at the Commonwealth Games, he had every reason to celebrate as the record and Titmus’ incredible swim left the swimming world astonished.
One fan tweeted: “I’ve lost my s**t… 1:52.82 anchor by Titmus WTF.”
Another said: “If you thought Ariarne Titmus looked quick, it’s because she was… jaw-dropping swim.”
Whilst another Twitter user said: “Incredible effort from all four members, but Arnie the Terminator was something else. Fastest split of all time, what a special athlete.”
The win capped off an incredible night for the Australian swimming team, with Emma McKeon securing her position as the most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete of all-time.
She claimed gold in the 50m freestyle to take home her third winners medal of the Games and the 11th of her career, surpassing the likes of Susie O’Neil, Ian Thorpe, and Leisel Jones who had each won 10 golds in their career.