Aussie swimmer McKeon sets Games record

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Steve Larkin / AAP News

Another day. Another high-water mark for Emma McKeon, now the most decorated athlete in Commonwealth Games history.

McKeon has added another gold and a bronze to her unrivalled Commonwealth medal collection which now numbers 19.

The previous record for most Commonwealth medals was 18, shared with South African swimmer Chad le Clos and two shooters, Australia’s Phillip Adams and England’s Mick Gault.

McKeon’s latest milestone comes after she scaled another landmark earlier in Birmingham – most gold medals ever.

The Australian ace now has 13 career golds – three more than any other Commonwealth athlete.

McKeon has won five golds, one silver and a bronze in Birmingham.

And she’s all but certain to feature on Australia’s favoured women’s 4×100 medley relay team on the last night at the pool on Wednesday.

Win gold again, and McKeon will equal Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill’s record for most golds at a single Games – six.

O’Neill achiev ed that feat in 1998 and Thorpe equalled it four years later.

But while the records keep tumbling, McKeon remains unfazed at rewriting history.

“I don’t ever go out and get rattled,” she said.

“I’m out there prepared, in control of my mind and I’m not going let another outside things get in the way.

“I let my performances do the talking.”

McKeon won four gold and two bronze at the 2014 Glasgow Games and also four gold and two bronze at the 2018 Gold Coast edition.

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