Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak split the gold medal in the women's freestyler 100 metre final as the Campbell sisters Cate and Bronte failed to live up to
Simone Manuel and Penny Oleksiak split the gold medal in the women's freestyler 100 metre final as the Campbell sisters Cate and Bronte failed to live up to their pre-race billing.
Cate Campbell had set Olympic records in the heats and semi-finals but her race plan fell apart after the turn, dropping from first to sixth and seeing the winning pair set a new OR with a dead equal 52.70 each.
Sarah Sjostrom took bronze, adding to her gold medal in the 100m butterfly.
Manuel and Oleksiak had qualified third and second-fastest behind Cate Campbell respectively, but the 24-year-old Australian looked to have left them behind after touching the wall 0.12 seconds under her own world-record time.
Bronte Campbell had touched the wall second, but both simply went backwards as Manuel capitalised from third and Oleksiak produced a stunning late surge.
Turning seventh seven hundredths off a whole second behind Cate Campbell, the 16-year-old initially reacted with confusion when seeing the number one next to Manuel's name, before realising that she too would be leaving Brazil with gold.