At her third Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Emma McKeon (swimming) became the most successful competitor in Games history, bringing her overall total to 20 medals, including 14 gold. Her eight medals (including six gold) in Birmingham also equalled the records by a competitor for the most medals and most gold medals at a single Games.
A long-time member of the Dolphins, McKeon has a strong swimming pedigree. Her father, Ron McKeon, collected four gold medals from two Commonwealth Games appearances at Edmonton 1978 and Brisbane 1982, while older brother David McKeon won gold at Glasgow 2014 and competed on the Gold Coast in 2018. Her mother Susie Woodhouse swam at the Brisbane 1982 Games, while her uncle Rob Woodhouse won three silver medals from three appearances in Brisbane 1982, Edinburgh 1986 and Auckland 1990.
Emma collected seven medals at Tokyo 2020, equalling the largest haul for a female in any sport at a single Olympic Games. In Tokyo, she also became Australia’s most decorated Olympian by bringing her career tally to 11 medals, while her four gold was also a record for an Australian athlete at a single Games.
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Are you a citizen of a country other than Australia? If yes, please provide details?
bachelor of Health promotion and public health nutrition - Griffith, Goldcoast
Why did you begin your sport?
because my parents were swimmers and they took me to swimming lessons
Do you have any pre-competition routines or rituals?
painting my nails
What is your most memorable sporting achievement?
Rio Bronze 200m free
Who is your hero / idol, and why? Have you ever met them?
Susie O'neil - watched her when I was 5 win 200m free in Sydney.
Who has been the most influential person or people in your career and why?
My parents - always supportive
Do you have any hobbies away from your sport?
What is your sporting ambition?
Keep doing what I am doing and enjoy it