Emma McKeon

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With 11 Olympic Games Medals and 20 Commonwealth Games Medals to her name, Emma McKeon is not only one of the greatest swimmers of all time, but the most decorated Olympian, and one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.

Born and raised in Wollongong in New South Wales, Emma grew up one of three children with brother David and sister Kaitlin. Emma comes from a family with rich swimming pedigree, with both her parents Ron and Susie, and uncle Rob, representing Australia and winning medals across numerous Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

With swimming in her veins, Emma took to the pool from an early age. 2010 saw Emma’s international breakthrough at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships, Youth Olympics and World Short Course Championships, collecting one gold, and multiple silver and bronze medals across several events.

After narrowly missing out on Australian selection to the 2012 London Olympics, Emma cemented her spot in the team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Emma won four golds and two bronze medals, throwing herself into the Australian sporting spotlight as one of Australia’s best swimmers.

Qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Emma shared her experience with brother David who also swam at a national level. It was in Rio Emma was part of Australia’s all-conquering 4x100m Freestyle relay team that won gold and set a new world record.

Swimming in two more relays, Emma secured a further two silver medals. She claimed her first individual medal in the 200m freestyle – a bronze – and finished as Australia’s most successful Olympian at the Rio Games.

Emma performed exceptionally well at her home Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in 2018, with three individual medals to accompany her three relay golds.

In 2019, Emma demonstrated her class once again with three golds, two silvers and one bronze medal at the World Championships.

In the inaugural International Swimming League (ISL), Emma represented the London Roar, finishing third overall in the race for MVP.

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One-on-one with Emma McKeon - Australias most successful Olympian  7NEWS

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