Australian women’s swimmer Emma McKeon made history on Sunday morning. She has become the first female athlete to win seven medals in one Olympics. Emma has won four gold and three bronze medals at the Tokyo Olympics. Australia’s team defeated two-time defending champions America to win the gold medal in the 4×100 meters relay. With this medal, Emma has also made history.
Australia wins gold with Olympic record
The Australian pair of Kelly McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Ken Campbell clocked 3:51.60 to win the 4×100 relay. The second-ranked American pair clocked 3:51.73 seconds. The time taken by the Aussies is a new Olympic record. By the half-stage of the match, the US team had the lead and looked close to winning the event’s gold for the third time in a row. Record
Makion set many records in Tokyo Olympics
McKeon has set many records, including winning seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics. On July 25, he won the world record 4×100m freestyle gold in 3:29.69s, along with Bronte Campbell, Meg Harris and Kate Campbell. The very next day he won the 100m butterfly bronze in a time of 55.72s, and Australia set a new record on behalf of
Records also made in 100 and 50 meters freestyle
Maceon set an Olympic record by winning the 100m freestyle event in 51.96s. Apart from this, he also won the 50m freestyle by setting an Olympic record.2012 Olympics
Makion could not even qualify for the 2012 Olympics
Emma, who won all three gold, silver and bronze at the 2010 Youth Olympics, was in despair for the 2012 Olympics. She could not even qualify for the 2012 Olympics. However, both she and her brother were selected in the Australian swimming team at the 2016 Olympics. Since 1960, they became the first sibling pair for Australia to swim in the Olympics.