Article by Steve Butler courtesy of the West Australian.
McKeon becomes our greatest Olympian as Australia’s four-gold haul in single day sets record Australia recorded its greatest day at an Olympics yesterday, adding four gold medals to its growing number of podium finishes.
In a sensational day in Tokyo, swimming queen Emma McKeon etched her name in the history books after two gold medals took her haul from one Games to seven.
She was joined yesterday by three of Australia’s top female swimmers to win the women’s medley, not long after she took the title in the 50m freestyle. “I don’t usually say things like this, but I came here and I wanted gold . . . I came here to win,” McKeon said.
Australia’s two other gold medals yesterday were won by BMX star Logan Martin and WA’s Matt Wearn in sailing. Australia’s previous gold medal record in a single day was three.