Madeline Groves swam a personal best to take the silver medal in the 200 metres butterfly final last night.
With our media’s focus constantly on the gold, it was fantastic to see a swimmer so genuinely thrilled with her efforts – and so ready to thank her longtime coach. This has to be the most arduous swim – 200 metres of increasing torture! Madeline took it out fast and just when you thought she might be overcome she surged again to be a fingernail away at the end. What a swim! And what a champion to look up to!