Victorian Institute of Sport

Horton snags silver

Monday, 24 July 2017

Mack Horton has snagged silver in the 400m event at the FINA World Championships in Budapest earlier this morning, giving the Australian Dolphins a silver start to their World Championships campaign.

 

The Rio gold medallist finished two seconds behind China’s Sun Yang with a time of 3:43.85.

 

Horton said he was happy with silver, but will use the race to work towards a Tokyo 2020 Olympic campaign.

 

“I thought I could have gone a lot faster, I thought I was capable of more tonight, but it’s the start of the cycle really, so it’s the time I will need to work on and improve on for the next couple of years towards Tokyo,” he said.

 

“I tried to be a bit stronger in the front end, I was too soft I think, I need to be harder on myself but like I said it’s the start of the cycle and I can work on that now.”

 

Image: Swimming Australia

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