Olympic debutant Kaylee McKeown takes GOLD in record time

Another gold medal for Australia at the Tokyo Olympics, with Kaylee McKeown blitzing the 100m backstroke.

The Queenslander won the event with an Olympic Record time of 57.47 seconds.

It’s the 20-year-old’s first ever Olympic games and her first ever medal, earning her the title of ‘prodigy’.


Canada’s Kylie Masse was leading the field for most of the race, but McKeown was able to take the lead in the last 25 metres.

Fellow Aussie Emily Seebohm finished fifth in the same race, in what is now her fourth Olympic games.

Australia now has three gold medals all thanks to our women in the pool.

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