EMMA McKEON 'I'LL BE EVEN FASTER FOR PARIS 2024'
New Idea|January 24, 2022
AUSTRALIA'S MOST SUCCESSFUL OLYMPIAN IS SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN
Courtney Greatrex

Swimming legend Emma McKeon returned to Australia last year with an impressive accolade as Australia's most decorated Olympian ever.

Having secured 11 Olympic medals between 2016 and the Tokyo 2020 games, she secured her position as our most successful Olympian. The 27-year-old athlete is tied with Ian Thorpe for gaining five Olympic golds – the most in Australian history.

Her incredible achievements have made the whole country proud. Six months on and Emma is enjoying a well-earned break from the pool. She's also turned her focus to an important cause close to her heart - encouraging safe swimming at beaches. She's even thrown her voice behind a new campaign by Nutri-Grain and Surf Life Saving Australia that aims to reduce drowning deaths at beaches.

With many beach-goers opting for quieter beaches to avoid the crowds as COVID-19 continues to rip through communities, drownings have risen 13 per cent, with more than half taking place at unpatrolled beaches.

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