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Emma McKeon books ticket to Tokyo Olympics with record butterfly swim

Emma McKeon broke her own national 100-metre butterfly record while becoming the first Australian swimmer to secure selection for the Tokyo Games. McKeon was on world-record pace until fading in the last five metres of her final on Saturday night at Australia’s Olympic selection trials in Adelaide. The multi-talented swimmer, who could race in as many as eight events in Tokyo, won in 55.93 seconds, bettering her previous Australian record of 56.18s.
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UPDATED: Kaylee McKeown and Emma McKeon Light Up NSW State Championships in Sydney

Tokyo Olympic hope Kaylee McKeown and Rio star Emma McKeon have both started their 2021 NSW State Championship campaigns in blistering fashion at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. McKeown, the 19-year-old from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, clocked the 12th fastest time in history with her impressive time of 2:05.66 (30.14;...
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