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Emma Mckeon Dominates Olympics Swimming With Record 7 Medals

ANKARA, Aug 2  — Australian Emma McKeon clinched two more gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday, becoming the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Games.

According to Anadolu Agency, the 27-year-old first won the 50-metre freestyle with a time of 23.81 seconds, a new Olympic record, before helping Australia claim gold in the 4×100 medley relay.

The Australians finished with a time of 3 minutes, 51.60 seconds, breaking the previous Olympic record of 3:52.05 set by the United States in 2012.

McKeon will return home with four gold medals and three bronze, equalling Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya’s record for most medals won by a woman at a single Games.

The Australian swimmer’s two other gold medals in Tokyo came in the women’s 100-metre freestyle and 4×100-metre freestyle events, while she won bronze in the women’s 100-metre butterfly, 4×200-metre freestyle, and mixed 4×100-metre medley.

She also bagged a gold medal, two silver, and a bronze at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Sources: BERNAMA

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