Emma McKeon Wins Seventh Olympic Medal

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Randal C. Archibold

July 31, 2021, 10:26 p.m. ET

TOKYO — The most decorated Olympic swimmer in Tokyo is … Caeleb Dressel? Katie Ledecky?

Nope. It is Emma McKeon of Australia, whose haul of seven medals ties her for the record by any female Olympian set in 1952 at the Helsinki Games by gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya of the Soviet Union.

The seventh medal came in the 4x100 medley relay and made her the first female swimmer to win that many at a single games. She joins Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi as the only swimmers with seven or more (Phelps has the record, with eight golds at the 2008 Beijing Games).

McKeon’s tally:

4x100 freestyle relay (gold, world record)

100 free (gold, Olympic record)

50 free (gold)

100 butterfly (bronze)

4x200 free relay (bronze)

4x100 mixed medley relay (bronze)

4x100 medley relay (gold, Olympic record)

She won four medals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

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