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Cate Campbell commits to Tokyo 2020

17 August 2016

SWIMMING: Freestyle champion Cate Campbell says Australia should lock her in for the Tokyo 2020 swim team, despite being swamped with disappointment over her Rio performance.

The 24-year-old says she can't forgive herself "just yet" for placing sixth in the Olympic final of the 100m freestyle - for which she holds the world record - and later fifth in the 50m freestyle.

"It was just one of those moments of wanting it too much," she told the Seven Network from Rio on Wednesday night AEST.

"I stood on the blocks and I didn't perform.

"I'm most disappointed in myself."

Campbell said she had rethought her future as a professional swimmer after being overwhelmed with nerves and failing to claim an individual medal at her third Olympics.

"I'd always committed to swimming through to 2018 and having a home Commonwealth Games but I just can't leave my Olympic campaign like this," she said.

"I want to go out with happy tears, not sad tears, so you guys are going to have to lock me in for 2020."

The swimmer all but confirmed her place on the Gold Coast and Tokyo relay teams, after racing back to the blocks to claim gold in the women's 4x100m freestyle with her younger sister Bronte, and silver in the 4x100m medley.

"I'm quite a valuable relay swimmer which is very good ... so Australia, you can see a bit more of that," she said.

AAP

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