Australia has fallen in love with a brand new Olympics speedster, and this time it was away from the pool.
Rohan Browning shocked Tokyo by profitable his men‘s 100m sprint heat on Saturday night with a blistering time of 10.01 seconds.
With a flowing mullet, broad smile and down-to-earth appeal, he celebrated the staggering feat in fashion.
The staggering dash, by which he bested Jamaican superstar Yohan Blake, prompted Bruce McAvaney to declare: “We‘ve received one. We’ve discovered one”.
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It captured Australia‘s sense of shock and awe in an occasion we’ve not had a recognisable face for since Matt Shirvington.
“Wow, that was so sensible. Rohan Browning take your hat off. That was simply unbelievable,” Tamsyn Manou stated on Seven.
“Australians, we’ve a sprinter that has made the semifinal. He gained the warmth and beat a high quality subject. He didn’t simply win it. He gained it simply. And in fashion.”
Browning isn’t just aiming at the final, although.
“Unquestionably, finals and past,” he stated post-race.
“There are quite a lot of media pundits who’re writing up actually well-meaning tales about how nice it might be for me to make the finals, however you recognize I’ve by no means been right here simply to make the ultimate.
“It doesn’t matter what the bookies say, the pundits, the punters. I hope there are just a few extra believers tonight.”
Australians have been “misplaced for phrases” as they soaked up the superior spectacle, with Olympic Gold Medallist Sally Pearson describing his approach as ”flawless”.
The semi-finals shall be from 8:15pm AEST on Sunday evening, with the ultimate at 10:50pm.
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