Medallist McKeon moves on to higher plane
THE multi- talented Emma McKeon is fast becoming the most valuable swimmer in the Australian team.
Two days into the world championships in Budapest she was Australia’s only multiple medallist, with two silver medals, and she was only one third of the way through her sixevent program.
Australia’s most- decorated Olympian in Rio last year, where she won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals on debut, 23- year- old McKeon has moved to a higher plane this year, as she demonstrated by setting a new national record to win the silver medal in the 100m butterfly yesterday.
McKeon’s time of 56.18 sec makes her the fourth fastest 100m butterflyer in history and she is now eyeing off a sub- 56 second swim which would put her in the elite company of the Olympic gold medallists in the event Sarah Sjostrom ( 2016) and Dana Vollmer ( 2012).
Australia's Emma McKeon.