Australia Swimmer Emma McKeon Becomes First Female To Win Seven Medals At Single Olympics
Australia's Emma McKeon won her seventh medal in Tokyo, a feat no other female swimmer has ever achieved at a single Olympics.
- Emma McKeon became the first female to win 7 medals at single Olympics
- McKeon won the 4x100m relay race with Australian team on Sunday
- McKeon has won four gold medals and three bronze at the Tokyo Olympics
Emma McKeon made Olympic history Sunday in helping Australia upset two-time defending champions the United States to soar to the women's 4x100m relay gold medal Sunday. Their team of Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, McKeon, and Cate Campbell touched in a new Olympic record 3mins 51.60secs ahead of the US in 3:51.73 and Canada in 3:52.60. It was McKeon's seventh medal in Tokyo, a feat no other female swimmer has ever achieved at a single Olympics.
Canada's Kylie Masse was fastest through the opening backstroke leg before teenager Lydia Jacoby put the Americans in front following the breaststroke.
A blistering butterfly swim from McKeon closed the gap on the two teams, leaving veteran Campbell to produce a devastating final 100m to reel in US freestyler Abbey Weitzeil and win gold.
It was 27-year-old McKeon's fourth gold in Tokyo to go with her three bronze, overtaking East German Kristin Otto's six medal-haul in 1952 which was matched by American Natalie Coughlin in 2008.