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Emma McKeon is an Australian competitive swimmer. She is a four-time world record holder, one current and three formers, in the 4×100 metre freestyle relay. Her total career haul of 11 Olympic medals following the 2020 Olympic Games made her Australia’s most decorated Olympian and included one gold medal from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and four gold medals from the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. With four gold and three bronze medals, she was the most decorated athlete across all sports at the 2020 Summer Olympics and tied for the most medals won by a woman in a single Olympic Games.
McKeon has also won 17 medals, including four gold medals, at the World Aquatics Championships; and twelve medals, including eight gold, at the 2014 Glasgow and 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. In 2021, McKeon tied Ian Thorpe for the most number of Olympic gold medals won over the course of an Australian athlete’s career with five total gold medals earned at her first two Olympic Games. She was also the highest scoring competitor, male or female, for the 2021 FINA Swimming World Cup where she earned a total of fourteen medals, including ten gold medals.
Emma Jennifer McKeon, AM was born on May 24, 1994 (age 28 years) in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. She is the sister of Kaitlin (National age swimmer and Paramedicine student), Olympian David McKeon, and the daughter of four-time Commonwealth gold medalist and two-time Olympian Ron McKeon, both of whom are also swimmers. Her mother, Susie, was also a swimmer who competed in the Commonwealth Games and her uncle, Rob Woodhouse, was a two-time Olympian. She completed her secondary education in 2012 from The Illawarra Grammar School and then studied at Griffith University for a bachelor’s degree in public health and health promotion with a major in nutrition. She is coached by Michael Bohl at Griffith University.
Emma McKeon competed at the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics held in Singapore. She won a gold medal in the girls’ 4 × 100 metre medley relay; silver medals in the 100 metre freestyle and the mixed 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay; and bronze medals in the 50 metre freestyle, 200 metre freestyle, and mixed 4 × 100 metre medley relay. McKeon missed out on selection for the London 2012 Summer Olympics by placing 7th in the 100 metre freestyle, 9th in the 100 metre butterfly, 10th in the 200 metre freestyle, and 13th in the 50 metre freestyle. Following her performance at the 2012 Olympic Trials and not making the 2012 Australia Olympic Team, McKeon took a break from swimming competition that helped her rejuvenate her drive and love of the sport.
McKeon was selected in April 2016 as part of the Australian team for the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her brother David was also selected meaning the pair were the first brother and sister to swim at an Olympic Games for Australia since John and Ilsa Konrads in 1960. At the 2016 Summer Olympics she led off the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay that won a gold medal in a world record time of 3:30.65. McKeon also went on to win a pair of silvers as a part of the 4 × 200 metre freestyle and 4 × 100 metre medley relays.
She was one of five Australian individual medallists in swimming in Rio, having won a bronze medal in the 200 metre freestyle with a time of 1:54.92. In the 100 metre butterfly, she finished 6th. In total, McKeon went three-for-three in her relay events, medaling in every event as well as competing in the final of each event, and one-for-two in her individual events for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which were her first Olympic Games.
2020 Summer Olympics
Emma McKeon won four gold medals at the 2020 Summer Olympics held in Tokyo, Japan. She swam the third leg of the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay for the Australian team in the final, which won the gold medal in a world record time of 3:29.69. On the second to last day of swimming, she also won the gold medal in the 100 metre freestyle with a time of 51.96 seconds (an Olympic record and the second fastest time in history). On the last day, she won the 50 metre freestyle gold medal with another Olympic record time, of 23.81 seconds, and swam the butterfly leg of the gold medal-winning and Olympic record-setting finals Australian relay team for the 4 × 100 metre medley relay.
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McKeon also won three bronze medals: in the 100 metre butterfly (with a new Oceanian record and an Australian record of 55.72) and as part of the finals relay in both the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay and the mixed 4 × 100 metre medley relay events. In total, McKeon made the podium in every event she raced, going seven-for-seven and winning an Olympic medal in each event as well as setting one world record and seven Olympics records in the process. Combined across her first Olympic Games (2016) and her second Olympic Games (2020), this brought her total number of world records set at the Olympic Games to two, she set her first world record at an Olympic Games at her first Olympic Games in 2016, and her total number of Olympic records to eight.
She won seven medals in Tokyo, the most by any female swimmer at a single Olympic Games, and equalled the most medals won by a female athlete in any sport at a single Olympic Games, tying Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya. She was the first female competitor at an Olympic Games since 1964 to lead the medal count across all sports, with the next highest ranking competitor in swimming, in terms of total medal count at the end of the 2020 Summer Olympics, being Caeleb Dressel of the United States who won a total of five medals at the year’s Olympic Games.
Emma McKeon’s total of five Olympic gold medals across the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games tied the Australian record held by Ian Thorpe, while her 11 total medals across her first two, and consecutive, Olympic Games broke the record of nine total Olympic medals of fellow Australians Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones over the course of their careers. McKeon became the fourth swimmer in history to win seven or more Olympic medals at a single Olympic Games only after Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi, and Michael Phelps all of the United States, which made her the first swimmer in history, male or female, not from the United States to achieve the feat.
Emma McKeon won a silver medal in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay at the 15th FINA World Championships held in Barcelona, Spain in 2013. She also swam in the heats of the 4 × 100 metre medley relay and the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay on the way to Australia winning silver medals in those events. In 2015, she competed at the 16th FINA World Championships held in Kazan, Russia. She won a gold medal in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay a bronze medal in the 4 × 100 metre medley relay, finished fourth in the 100 metre butterfly and placed seventh in the 200 metre freestyle.
McKeon won four silver and two bronze medals at the 2017 World Swimming Championships. She competed in 100 m butterfly. In the heats she was third, with a time of 56.81. After that in the second semifinal, she finished second tying the Oceania record of 56.23. In the final she improved this time and finished second behind Sarah Sjöström with a record of Oceania time of 56.18. In 200 m freestyle she continued from the heats to the semifinals with the fourth fastest time at 1:56.61. Then in the semifinals she was second in her heat and second overall.
In the final she proved her good form and she shared the silver medal with Katie Ledecky with a time of 1:55.15, remaining behind the one-time Olympic and dual World medalist in that discipline, Federica Pellegrini. Her third silver medal came from the 4×100 metre freestyle relay with Bronte Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Shayna Jack, her team coming 0.29 seconds behind the USA. Her fourth silver medal resulted from the 4×100 m mixed medley with team mates Mitch Larkin, Daniel Cave and Bronte Campbell where they set a new Oceanian record with their time of 3:41.21.
At the 2019 World Aquatics Championships at Gwangju in South Korea Emma McKeon won six medals. She won three gold medals for the 4×100 metre freestyle relay, 4×200 metre freestyle relay and 4×100 m mixed medley relay. In the 4×200 metre relay, the Australians broke the world record setting a time of 7:41.50 with McKeon swimming the anchor leg. McKeon also collected two silver medals for the 4×100 metre medley relay and the 4×100 m mixed freestyle relay. In the mixed 4×100 metre freestyle relay, she set a new Oceanian and Australian record of 3:19.97 in the final along with her relay teammates Kyle Chalmers, Clyde Lewis, and Bronte Campbell. In individual events, she received a bronze medal for the 100 metre butterfly with a time of 56.61 and finished fourth in the 100 metre freestyle 0.29 seconds behind bronze medallist Sarah Sjöström of Sweden.
Emma McKeon was selected as part of the Australian squad for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, held in Glasgow, Scotland, where she won six medals, four golds and two bronze medals. On the first day of competition, she won a gold medal in the 200 metre freestyle and then competed in the 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay with Bronte Campbell, Melanie Schlanger and Cate Campbell, who gold medalled and set a new world record time of 3:30.98.
McKeon won individual bronze medals in the 100 metre butterfly and then in the 100 metre freestyle, behind the Campbell sisters as Australia took all podium positions. McKeon won further gold medals in the 4 × 200 metre freestyle relay, where she set a Games record as part of team that also included Alicia Coutts, Brittany Elmslie and Bronte Barratt, and the 4 × 100 metre medley relay with Emily Seebohm, Lorna Tonks and Cate Campbell. Her six medals equalled a Commonwealth Games record for swimmers previously set by Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill.
She won the most number of medals in swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Queensland, with four gold and two bronze medals; equalling her previous record, set at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and shared with Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill. As part of the 4×100 metre freestyle relay, McKeon split a 52.99 and helped set a new world record in the event in the final and won a gold medal for her efforts. In the final of the 4×100 metre medley relay, she helped win the gold medal and set a new Australian All Comers record at 3:54.36, splitting a 56.42 for the butterfly leg of the relay.
Swimming World Cup
Emma McKeon was the overall highest scoring female competitor at the short course 2021 FINA Swimming World Cup stop in Budapest, Hungary. Among the events she won in Budapest was the 50 metre butterfly in which she finished first with a time of 24.97 seconds. In the 100 metre freestyle, McKeon dropped almost half a second from her time at the first World Cup stop to win the gold medal in a time of 50.58 seconds which tied the World Cup record set by Sarah Sjöström of Sweden in 2017. Prior to stop two in Budapest, at the first stop in Berlin, she swam a personal best time in the 100 metre freestyle with a time of 50.96 seconds and won the gold medal. For the first two World Cup stops, Berlin and Budapest, McKeon was the highest scoring female competitor both at each individual stop and combined across both stops.
McKeon’s total score for the Budapest stop, 58.3 points, was the highest individual score by any competitor, male or female, for the first two stops of the World Cup circuit, with the only other competitors scoring in the 58 point range being Matthew Sates of South Africa who scored 58.2 points in Berlin, Tom Shields of the United States who scored 58.1 points in Budapest, and Kira Toussaint of the Netherlands who scored 58.1 points in Budapest. McKeon’s moment where she tied the World Cup record set by Sarah Sjöström was ranked by FINA as the number five moment from the entire 2021 Swimming World Cup.
Star status landed Emma McKeon at the top of the list of athletes to watch at the third World Cup stop, held in Doha, Qatar, as named by Swimming World and FINA in advance of the start of competition. Going for building consistency in her four individual events, McKeon entered to compete in the 50 metre freestyle, 100 metre freestyle, 50 metre butterfly, and 100 metre butterfly in Doha. On day one of competition, McKeon swam a 24.09 in the prelims heats of the 50 metre freestyle in the morning, ranking second by a twenty-three hundredths of a seconds after Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands and advancing to the final in the evening. Finishing in a time of 23.54 in the final, McKeon won her first medal of the Doha stop, a silver medal.
Having won the gold medal in the 50 metre freestyle in Berlin and Budapest, the silver medal was her first non-gold medal finish in the event for the year’s World Cup circuit. The next day, October 22, McKeon raced in the timed final of the 50 metre butterfly, finishing in a time of 25.07 seconds and making the podium by winning the bronze medal. The third and final day of competition in Doha, she started off with 51.82 in the prelims of the 100 metre freestyle, ranking first overall and advancing to the final. In the evening finals session, McKeon swam a 55.83 and won the gold medal in her first race of the evening, the 100 metre butterfly.
She finished off her events in Doha in the final of the 100 metre freestyle, swimming a 51.15 and finishing first to win the gold medal. When scores were tallied across the first three stops of the World Cup, McKeon retained her overall lead amongst female competitors with her total score of 170.0 points, though Kira Toussaint was not far behind in second-place with a score of 169.2 points. Her entries in sprint events for both freestyle and butterfly at the fourth and final stop of the World Cup circuit, located at the Palace of Water Sports in Kazan, Russia for the year, were noted by FINA as races to watch during competition.
McKeon spoke of competition for the last stop, providing context in terms of her history competing in Kazan and performance with a lack of spectators, at a FINA-hosted press conference preceding competition: What I expect is a very hot week-end, and very interesting finals. I am happy to be back to Kazan as well. I hope to keep my lead. But I will mostly be focused on my own swimming, I will try to improve my time. First I visited the city in 2015, for the world championships, where I had my first individual races. Then we competed at the stadium, now – in the Aquatics Palace of Kazan. All in all, Russia is very different from Australia, but I like it. The competition will be held without spectators, like we did in Tokyo. That’s our new reality. That does not help to swim, but there is no choice.
In the prelims heats of the 50 metre freestyle on day one of the competition, McKeon was the only swimmer under 24 seconds and advanced to the final ranked first with her time of 23.98 seconds. She followed up her strong morning performance with a gold-medal-winning time of 23.53 seconds in the final in the evening, just three-hundredths of a second off her personal best time in the event. The morning of day two, McKeon tied for first in the prelims heats of the 50 metre butterfly with a time of 25.50 seconds and advanced to the final. Later in the day, she won the silver medal with a personal best time of 24.94 seconds in the final of the 50 metre butterfly. For the last day of competition of the World Cup circuit, McKeon had a busy morning, she started off by ranking first in the 100 metre butterfly prelims heats with a time of 57.35 seconds, which was about four tenths of a second ahead of second-ranked Maria Ugolkova of Switzerland.
In the 100 metre freestyle prelims heats, her second race of the morning, McKeon ranked first again, this time by over a second ahead of second-ranked competitor Madison Wilson of Australia with her time of 51.94 seconds. McKeon won the gold medal in the final of the 100 metre butterfly later in the day, swimming at a time of 55.63 seconds. She won her second gold medal of the day in the final of the 100 metre freestyle with a time of 50.67 seconds. Her time of 50.67 seconds registered as the fourth fastest swim in history and made two of the four fastest times in the event hers, she also had the second fastest swim of 50.58 seconds.
Speaking of her wins, Emma McKeon told FINA, “I am in pretty in good shape now. The preparations, which I took for the Olympics, still pay off.” McKeon’s performances across all four stops of the World Cup made her the highest overall scoring competitor of any gender, coming in at 228.3 total points and $144,000 of prize money. The only competitor to score higher than her at a single World Cup stop was male swimmer Daiya Seto of Japan who scored 58.9 points at the Kazan stop. In terms of total medals won by a female competitor, McKeon ranked third with her total of fourteen medals, which included ten gold medals, three silver medals, and one bronze medal, and in terms of similarity of medal count and breakdown with another competitor, male or female, she and Tom Shields of the United States had the exact same medal count and breakdown.
Emma McKeon is in a relationship with Cody Simpson. In July 2022, Simpson confirmed he was dating fellow Australian swimmer, Emma McKeon. However, McKeon is a member of the London Roar team and she competed in the 2019 inaugural season of the International Swimming League (ISL). The ISL is an annual professional swimming league featuring a team-based competition format with fast-paced race sessions. 10 teams featuring the world’s best swimmers compete. As of July 2022, Emma McKeon is not married and has no child but is in a relationship with fellow Australian swimmer and singer Cody Simpson.
Emma McKeon net worth
How much is Emma McKeon worth? Emma McKeon net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her career as a competitive swimmer. McKeon’s salary per month and other career earnings are over $500,000 annually. Her successful career has earned her some luxurious lifestyles and fancy car trips. She is one of the richest and most influential competitive swimmers in the world. Emma McKeon stands at an appealing height of 1.81m and has a good body weight of 60kg which suits her personality.