Mack Horton wins gold for Australia in the swimming 12



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Australia’s Mack Horton has just won gold in the 400m freestyle final in Rio.

It’s the first gold medal for our Olympic team so far and Mack brought it home with an incredible swim.

The 20-year-old had a tense build up to the race, after taking a swipe at his Chinese rival Sun Yang who reportedly taunted and splashed water at Mack when they were in the pool earlier this week.

The move was apparently less than friendly and when asked about it Mack said he didn’t have time for drug cheats – referring to Yang’s three month ban in 2014 after being caught taking substances.

There was no drama in the pool just minutes ago though, with Mack putting it all behind him and breaking the world record with his amazing swim.

The congratulations are already rolling in for the young athlete, with messages of support and cheers of ‘Aussie Aussie Aussie’ flooding social media.

Join us in congratulating Mack on his amazing achievement!

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  1. Thank you Mack, great show, for you and your country. 👍

  2. Well done, so proud right now. Stop and give yourself a pat on the back. You deserve it!

  3. Congratulations Well done young fella.

  4. Congratulations Well done young fella.

  5. Congratulations we are so proud of you Chris and Dave Go Aussie xx

  6. Congratulations, you have done well. I would have like to see some generosity of spirit after such a win. A most unpleasant comment to his rival.

  7. Congratulations Mack, you have made Aussies very proud.

  8. Congratulations Mark on such an amazing achievement for yourself and Australia.
    Well done buddy 😄😄😄 u have earnt it
    Luv Carms n fam

  9. Well done Mack. You are a credit to yourself, your family and your country. More success to you.

  10. Aussie Aussie Aussie great stuff congratulations well deserved fabulous swim!!!

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