High hopes that Elmslie can win three gold in a row
SWIMMING: Sunshine Coast Sports Federation chairman Benny Pike says it would be great to see Brittany Elmslie capture gold medals for the same event at three consecutive Olympic Games.
The Noosa golden girl is the federation's Senior Sports Star of August after returning from Rio with two medals.
The 22-year-old won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay and silver in the 4x100m medley relay.
Elmslie was all smiles when she joined the Campbell sisters, Cate and Bronte, and Emma McKean to snatch a grand win in Brazil and set a new world record on the first night of competition.
The quartet clocked 3min30.65sec, with Elmslie producing a split of 52.12sec.
Elmslie was also part of Australia's triumphant women's 4x100m freestyle relay squad four years ago at the London Games, when she also claimed two silver medals.
Pike would like to see more from her at the 2020 Olympics.
"I hope Brittany will continue to swim and emulate fellow Noosa resident Dawn Fraser's feat of winning three golds in the same event - in Tokyo,” he said.
Fraser won the women's 100m freestyle titles in 1956, 1960 and 164.
In the short term, Elmslie will compete in the World Cup circuit, before returning home for Christmas.