Aussie Emma McKeon Leads ALL #Tokyo2020 Individual Medalists With Four


27-year-old Aussie Emma McKeon entered as a serious medal threat in Tokyo, and now she currently has the most Olympic medals both in the pool and of any Olympic athlete in these Games to date (7/30/21). Archer An San of Korea currently has the most gold medals thus far, leading an eight-way tie with 3-for-3 gold medals in his events.

At the beginning of the medal-contending events in the pool, McKeon was a member of the World record-breaking 4×100 free relay that won the Olympic gold. Then into her first individual event, the 100 fly, she took Olympic bronze in a historically-fast race. She reeled in another medal contributing to the bronze medal-earning 4×200 free relay. McKeon struck her first individual gold in the 100 free, where she broke the Olympic record.

McKeon is currently on track to pick up a record-breaking seven Olympic medals, which you can read more about here.

Notably, 12 of the top 23 athletes on the medal table are swimmers, including Evgeny Rylov (ROC), Zhang Yufei (CHN), Ariarne Titmus (AUS), Katie Ledecky (USA), Duncan Scott (GBR), Kyle Chalmers (AUS), Caeleb Dressel (USA), Yui Ohashi (JPN), Tom Dean (GBR), Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA), and Maggie MacNeil (CAN). It is important to point out that most of these swimmers happen to be members of -fast- relays, giving themselves an upper-hand.

Tokyo 2020 Individual Medalists Table – Since 7/30/21
Emma McKeon (AUS) Swimming 2 0 2 4
An San (KOR) Archery 3 0 0 3
Evgeny Rylov (ROC) Swimming 2 1 0 3
Vitalina Batsarashkina (ROC) Shooting 2 1 0 3
Zhang Yufei (CHN) Swimming 2 1 0 3
Ariarne Titmus (AUS) Swimming 2 0 1 3
Katie Ledecky (USA) Swimming 1 2 0 3
Duncan Scott (GBR) Swimming 1 2 0 3
Kyle Chalmers (AUS) Swimming 0 1 2 3
Kim Je Deok (KOR) Archery 2 0 0 2
Caeleb Dressel (USA) Swimming 2 0 0 2
Yui Ohashi (JPN) Swimming 2 0 0 2
Tom Dean (GBR) Swimming 2 0 0 2
Jessica Von Bredow-Werndl (GER) Equestrian 2 0 0 2
Yang Qian (CHN) Shooting 2 0 0 2
Suni Lee (USA) Gymnastics 1 1 0 2
Tatjana Schoenmaker (RSA) Swimming 1 1 0 2
Kerri Gowler (NZL) Rowing 1 1 0 2
Grace Prendergast (NZL) Rowing 1 1 0 2
Annemiek van Vleuten (NED) Road Cycling 1 1 0 2
Daiki Hashimoto (JPN) Gymnastics 1 1 0 2
Isabell Werth (GER) Equestrian 1 1 0 2
Maggie MacNeil (CAN) Swimming 1 1 0 2


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Texas Tap Water
1 year ago



1 year ago

Better make that 5 from 5!

1 year ago

Emma is really in great form! This is all the more remarkable considering she hasn’t broken an individual world record so far in her career and has been on the bubble for some time.

Reply to  SwimShark
1 year ago

Her 100 free is the second of all time, and Sjostrom’s record was a relay lead off. So that’s kind of almost a world record for the individual event.

Reply to  Sub13
1 year ago

I do wonder if she could’ve got the WR if she lead off the relay.

1 year ago

She leads all medalists with 4, but only 2 are individual medals.

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  jim
1 year ago

According to SwimSwam and everyone here, relay medal is the same as individual medal.

Reply to  jim
1 year ago

did you figure that out by yourself?

1 year ago

According to aussie counting she only has 2 medals….2 were meaningless minor medals.

Reply to  Svird
1 year ago

*world counting. According to American counting bronze medals are just as valuable as gold.

Reply to  Svird
1 year ago

Do you need some pepper with all that salt?

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Svird
1 year ago

BLACK SEA called.

They want their SALT back.

1 year ago

Some gymnasts will probably sneak in as EF starts tomorrow but will be close between them

Philip Johnson
1 year ago

Having been such a great relay swimmer throughout the years, I’m glad she’s getting some individual glory!

1 year ago

One more medal in 50FR and she can retire at the top of her glory. She will be 30 in Paris and everything can get completely different.

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