It takes two


Ariarne Titmus returns to the Olympic stage as the defending 200m and 400m freestyle champion. — AFP

AUSTRALIA’s formidable swim team head for the Olympics this week headlined by two superstars of the sport in Ariarne Titmus and Kaylee McKeown as they look to snap a 68-year hoodoo against arch-rivals the United States.

The pool squad was whittled down after six intense days of trials that culminated in Brisbane last week, with bettering their haul from Tokyo three years ago the immediate target.

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