Swimming’s new golden girl Ariarne Titmus had an incredible run at the Tokyo Olympics last month.
And this week, the 21-year-old celebrated getting the key to the City of Launceston, her hometown in Tasmania where she grew up.
Ariarne received the key on Friday in an official ceremony and was surrounded by family and friends, including her swimmer boyfriend Kyle Niesler.
The Olympic gold medallist shared a series of pictures from the day on Instagram, showing off her key and plaque.
For the special occasion, she turned heads in a bright green shirt and a beige coat.
‘Today I was honoured to receive the keys to Launceston,’ Ariarne began her post.
‘I was born and raised in Launceston and have wonderful memories from growing up here. I feel humbled and very special to continually be recognised by my home state and have loved my time back here this week.’
She then thanked her family and friends and supporters for going to the ceremony, writing: ‘Thank you to the students from my schools in Launnie, the community of Launceston and my family and friends for coming to the ceremony. Today was such a special day because of all of you.’
Also in attendance on the day were her parents, Steve and Robyn.
Ariarne grew up in Tasmania but her family moved to the Gold Coast in 2015 for her swim training.
Ariarne cleaned up at this year’s Tokyo Olympics, winning gold in the women’s 400m freestyle and women’s 200m freestyle.
She also won silver in the women’s 800m freestyle and bronze in the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay.
After the Olympics, she remarked: ‘What a crazy journey it’s been’.
She added in an Instagram post from Tokyo: ‘It’s crazy to think in just a few hours I’ll be out of here and on my way home from my first Olympic Games’.
‘This has been an unbelievable experience with the most amazing team and I couldn’t be prouder to be apart of it.’