Aussie Emma McKeon Leads ALL #Tokyo2020 Individual Medalists With Four

2020 TOKYO SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES

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
Athlete Sport GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
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

 

In This Story

17
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of
17 Comments
oldest
newest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Swimmerj
1 month ago

Royalty👑

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Swimmerj
1 month ago

Queen McKeon

Yozhik
1 month 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.

Philip Johnson
1 month ago

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

Rafael
1 month ago

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

Svird
1 month ago

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

Troyy
Reply to  Svird
1 month ago

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

Sub13
Reply to  Svird
1 month ago

Do you need some pepper with all that salt?

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  Svird
1 month ago

BLACK SEA called.

They want their SALT back.

jim
1 month ago

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

Texas Tap Water
Reply to  jim
1 month ago

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

cjames
Reply to  jim
1 month ago

did you figure that out by yourself?

SwimShark
1 month 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.

Sub13
Reply to  SwimShark
1 month 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.

Troyy
Reply to  Sub13
1 month ago

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

Sub13
1 month ago

Better make that 5 from 5!

About Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro started swimming at age 11, instantly becoming drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing. After joining SwimSwam, the site has become an outlet for him to research and learn about competitive swimming and experience the sport through a new lenses. He graduated in …

Read More »