Emma’s Eight is Enough for now

By 06/08/2022News

Article by Will Swanton courtesy of The Australian.


EMMA McKeon has her sights firmly set on the Paris Olympics as she wraps up her successful Commonwealth Games campaign with a whopping eight medals.

The swimming superstar and her pop star boyfriend Cody Simpson are now set to enjoy a European holiday after a gruelling campaign in Birmingham where their relationship dominated the headlines.

“It was obviously a pretty tough week,” McKeon said.

“There were lots of good parts to it. Obviously sharing it with Cody and having both my parents in the stands every time I raced. That was special because they couldn’t be in Tokyo.

“There were so many amazing parts of the week but yes, there were tough parts as well.

“I’ll say it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions.”

McKeon takes home eight medals – six golds, a silver and a bronze – making Australia’s most successful Olympic athlete the most prolific Commonwealth athlete.

“The main thing was definitely the mental toll,” she said.

“It’s been a big week. It was physically tough but I’ve trained for that. Mentally, you have to get up to race.”