Published On: Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
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McKeon on for Record Haul, Dressel Goes for High Fiveon July 31, 2021 at 11:18 am

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TOKYO—Australian Emma McKeon could bow out of Tokyo 2020 on Sunday as the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Olympics. No Australian has ever won that many in one Games and Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya, in 1952, is the only woman to have achieved seven in any other sport. McKeon goes into Sunday’s action with five medals already from Tokyo—two golds and three bronzes— to equal the Australian record. She qualified fastest for the 50m freestyle while the women’s 4x100m medley relay that follows also looks likely to yield up a medal. Canada will start that race in lane four, with Australia and defending champions the United States on either side and both strong medal contenders. On the men’s side, Caeleb Dressel’s dream of six gold medals from Tokyo is over after the United States failed to medal in the mixed medley relay but he still … Save 10% on Citrus trees with code CITRUS

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