/ 04 August 2022

McKeon makes more Commonwealth Games history

Image source: AAP
Image source: AAP

Aussie swimming champ Emma McKeon has become the most successful athlete in Commonwealth Games history, claiming 19 medals after adding 2 more to her tally yesterday. ​​The previous record was 18, held by South African swimmer Chad le Clos and shooters Phillip Adams from Oz and Mick Gault from England. McKeon has clinched a record 13 career Comm Games gold medals and needs just one more to equal Ian Thorpe and Susie O’Neill’s record of 6 at a single Games. That could happen early this morning with Australia favoured to win the women’s 4×100 medley relay. It’s not all about McKeon – teen swim sensation Mollie O’Callaghan beat out McKeon for the gold in the women’s 100m freestyle, and Ariarne Titmus set a new Games record in the women’s 800m freestyle. There were a few more wins out of the water, too, with Oz cracking the 100 medal mark yesterday. We’re well ahead of the next nation on the tally – the Brits…

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