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Emma McKeon seals seventh Olympic medal as Australian women win 4x100m medley

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Emma McKeon seals seventh Olympic medal as Australian women win 4x100m medley

On Sunday, Australia’s Emma Mckeon won gold in the women’s 50m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics. Silver went to Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden, while bronze went to Pernille Blume of Denmark.

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  • Australia’s Emma Mckeon wins gold in the women’s 50m freestyle.
  • Emma McKeon won both the 50m and 100m freestyle events.
  • McKeon won her eighth Olympic medal in the women’s 4×100 medley relay.

McKeon set an Olympic record in the 50m and 100m freestyles with a timing of 23.81 seconds. McKeon is only the fourth female Olympic swimmer to complete the 50-100m freestyle golden double.

With Australia’s victory in the women’s 4×100 medley relay, Emma McKeon has won her remarkable seventh swimming medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

Emma Mckeon Medals Tokyo

EventMedal
Women’s 100m freestyle·SwimmingGoldGold
Women’s 4x100m freestyle relay·SwimmingGoldGold
Women’s 4x100m medley relay·SwimmingGoldGold
Women’s 50m freestyle·SwimmingGoldGold
Mixed 4x100m medley relay·SwimmingBronzeBronze
Women’s 100m butterfly·SwimmingBronzeBronze
Women’s 4x200m freestyle relay·SwimmingBronzeBronze

The 27-year-old from Brisbane is the first woman to win seven medals in a single Olympics. Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, and Matt Biondi are the only men who have done it.

Also Read: Emma McKeon: Net Worth, Partner, Age, Family, Sister & Facts

McKeon’s nine Olympic medals – five gold, two silver, and four bronze – outnumber swimming legends Ian Thorpe (five gold, three silver, one bronze) and Leisel Jones (three gold, five silver, one bronze).

When she swam the butterfly leg in the medley relay, McKeon became the first female swimmer of any nationality to earn seven medals at a Games.

McKeon’s victory also gave Australia an eighth gold medal in Tokyo, matching the country’s record haul at an Olympic pool from the 1956 Melbourne Games.

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