Emma McKeon has cemented herself as swimming's sprint queen after claiming gold at the Tokyo Olympics ahead of her great friend Cate Campbell.
The 27-year-old bounced back from the disappointment of the women's 4x200m relay on Thursday and fought off teammate Campbell and Hong Kong's rising star Siobhan Haughey to win her second gold medal of the Games.
McKeon led from start to finish in the race, breaking another Olympic record after setting the competition's fastest ever time earlier during her heat.
Campbell told the gold medallist: 'I'm so happy for you' as the pair embraced in the pool immediately after her win.
'I can't believe it, it doesn't feel real. I can feel my emotions bubbling up now,' McKeon said following the race.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
'It's been a rollercoast this week, my emotions are all over the place and I know my family are back home watching. I felt them with me during the race and they're part of it all.'
She now has two gold and two bronze medals at Tokyo, giving her eight career Olympic medals, one shy of Ian Thorpe's Australian record.
The sprint queen still has three events left as she looks to become the most decorated Olympian in the country's history.
Only Thorpe, Shane Gould and Alicia Coutts have won five medals at one Olympics.
McKeon finished ahead of three-time Olympic veteran Campbell who claimed bronze, the seventh Olympic medal of her career.
The duo previously won gold together in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay, an event Australia has dominated winning three-consecutive Olympic golds.
Emma McKeon has cemented herself as swimming's sprint queen after claiming gold at the Tokyo Olympics ahead of her great friend Cate Campbell
The 27-year-old bounced back from the disappointment of the women's 4x200m relay on Thursday and fought off teammate Campbell to win her second gold medal of the GamesInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Australia were stunned in the final of the women's 4x200m freestyle with China and the USA hunting down the strong favourites and the country's Golden Girls
Two-time Olympic gold