Australia swimming in gold as Trickett womens wins 100m butterfly
Libby Tricket has become Australia's second golden girl with her win in the 100m butterfly in Beijing today.
Trickett put forth a brillian swim to claim gold, and fellow countrywoman Jessica Schipper followed suit to win Bronze.
Trickett, who failed to win an individual gold medal in Athens, left nothing to chance and blew the field away from the moment they left the blocks.
"I really struggled with nerves, before the race," she admitted to Channel 7 after taking home the precious hardware.
Such nerves were not evident once the starting gun went off, however. Trickett swam 56.73sec, just outside Dutch superstar Inge De Bruin's world record, in defeating Christine Magnuson of the United States (57.10) and teammate Jessicah Schipper who took the bronze.
Trickett is in white-hot form and will now go into the women's 50m-100m freestyle double as an overwhelming favourite to win three individual gold in Beijing.
It was Australia's second gold medal in the pool after Stephanie Rice yesterday won the women's 400m individual medley.