Emma McKeon

Emma McKeon

Swimming Schedule & Results

(Local) / 10:49 PM 13 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final

3:55.00 (2nd)


United States of America (USA)
Australia (AUS)
Denmark (DEN)

(Local) / 11:55 PM 10 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final

7:44.87 (2nd)


United States of America (USA)
Australia (AUS)
Canada (CAN)

(Local) / 10:19 PM 9 Aug (Rio)
Women's 200m Freestyle Final

1:54.92 (3rd)


Katie Ledecky (USA)
Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)
Emma McKeon (AUS)

(Local) / 10:03 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's 200m Freestyle Semifinal 1

1:56.29 (2nd)


(Local) / 01:22 PM 8 Aug (Rio)
Women's 200m Freestyle - Heat 5

1:55.80 (2nd)


(Local) / 10:03 PM 7 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Butterfly Final

57.05 (6th)


Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)
Penny Oleksiak (CAN)
Dana Vollmer (USA)

(Local) / 11:24 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final

3:30.65 (1st)


Australia (AUS)
United States of America (USA)
Canada (CAN)

(Local) / 10:22 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Butterfly Semifinal 2

56.81 (2nd)


(Local) / 01:40 PM 6 Aug (Rio)
Women's 100m Butterfly - Heat 5

57.33 (2nd)


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Athlete Biography

Wollongong born Emma McKeon will make her Olympic debut at Rio alongside her brother David, after she won the women’s 100 butterfly and women’s 200m freestyle in sensational swims at the trials in Adelaide.

The Wollongong born swimmer claimed the 100m butterfly national title in a personal best time (56.89) ahead of Olympic debutant Madeline Groves by 0.19 seconds. McKeon’s time was the world’s third fastest of the year (at the time) and ranks fourth on Australia’s all-time list. She then went on to claim the women’s 200m freestyle ahead of club-mate Bronte Barratt in an Australian and Commonwealth record time of 1:54.83, (world no.2).

McKeon took a break from the sport after narrowly missing selection for the London 2012 Games. But thankfully she rediscovered her love of swimming and went on to make a stunning senior international debut at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where she claimed six medals from six races, four gold and two bronze.

At last year’s World Championships in Kazan, Russia, McKeon finished fourth in the women’s 100m butterfly, seventh in 200m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle gold and 4x100m medley bronze. The Brisbane based athlete competed at the 2010 inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore where she took home one gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

McKeon comes from rich swimming pedigree. Her father Ron swam at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games and won four Commonwealth Games gold medals. His mother Susie was a Commonwealth Games swimmer and her brother, Rob Woodhouse, swam at the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games, winning bronze in Los Angeles.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut
  • 2010 Singapore - 1st (4x100m medley), 2nd (100m freestyle), 2nd (4x100 mixed freestyle), 3rd (50m freestyle), 3rd (200m freestyle), 3rd (4x100m mixed medley)

Recent Performances

  • 1st (100m butterfly) - 2016 Brisbane Grand Prix (Brisbane, Queensland)
  • 1st (200m freestyle), 1st (100m freestyle) - 2016 Santa Clara (Santa Clara, USA)
  • 1st (100m and 200m freestyle) - 2016 Australian Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 4th (100m butterfly), 7th (200m freestyle) – 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)
  • 3rd (4x100m medley), 1st (4x100m freestyle) - 2015 FINA World Championships (Kazan, Russia)

Career Highlights

  • 4x100m freestyle gold at World Championships- Kazan, Russia
  • 4 gold medals, 2 bronze medals at Commonwealth Games 2014

Education

  • Primary
    Illawarra Grammar School (NSW, Australia)
  • Secondary
    Illawarra Grammar School (NSW, Australia)

Training

  • Coach
    Michael Bohl
  • Club
    St Peters Wester, Brisbane, Australia
  • Institute/Academy
    QAS
  • Primary Training Base
    St Peters Western, Brisbane

Q&A

Favourite food
Mexican
Favourite holiday destination
Hawaii
Dream car
Range Rover
Star Sign
Gemini
I would spend my last $10 on
Chocolate milkshake
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Sailing
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Steph Rice 400IM
First Olympic Memory?
Going to watch the swimming at the Sydney Olympics
Most Influential person in your career/life
My dad
Why this sport?
My parents introduced me to swimming when I was a baby, and I've been in the water ever since.