|Emma McKeon Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||May 24, 1994|
Emma McKeon is an Australian competitive swimmer who is Australia’s most successful Olympian and has won one gold at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and 4 golds at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Moreover, she has won 12 medals, including 8 gold, at the 2014 Glasgow and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Emma McKeon attended The Illawarra Grammar School and completed her secondary education in 2012. Then, she got enrolled at Griffith University for a bachelor’s degree in public health and health promotion with a major in nutrition.
- Father – Ronald John McKeon (also known as Ron McKeon) (Competitive Swimmer)
- Siblings – David McKeon (Older Brother) (Competitive Swimmer), Kaitlin McKeon (Younger Sister)
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Emma McKeon Facts
- She comes from a family of competitive swimmers.
- Her father represented Australia in the 1980 Summer Olympics and 1984 Summer Olympics.
- At the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics held in Singapore, Emma McKeon won a gold medal in the girls’ 4 × 100 meter medley relay; silver medals in the 100-meter freestyle and the mixed 4 × 100 meter freestyle relay; and bronze medals in the 50-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, and mixed 4 × 100 meter medley relay.
- As Emma and her brother David were both selected as part of the Australian team for the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, they became the first brother-sister duo after John Konrads and Ilsa Konrads (who participated in 1960) to swim at an Olympic Games for Australia.
- In 2021, she won 7 medals in Tokyo, the most by any female swimmer at a single game and equal most with Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya.
- Emma McKeon has also been a member of the London Roar team, competing in Season 2 of the International Swimming League (ISL).
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