Emma Mckeon adds Another Medal to her Tally
She may not quite be Australia’s next Madame Butterfly.
But freestyle star Emma McKeon is determined to spread her wings at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games after surprising herself in the 100m butterfly final on Friday.
McKeon added to her reputation as Australian swimming’s next golden girl by upstaging a flat Alicia Coutts and claiming bronze in a personal best 57.66 seconds.
It was another medal for Australian rising star McKeon who grabbed two gold and chimed into the world record breaking 4x100m freestyle relay team on Thursday night.McKeon said surprise results like the 100m butterfly bronze had made her think “the sky’s the limit” at Glasgow.
But she won’t let herself think about it for too long.
“Yeah. My head is spinning but I am still trying to stay focused for the rest of my program,” said McKeon who has the 100m freestyle and relays ahead.
McKeon may have made her name in freestyle – she is the world No.2 200m seed – but she may yet scale the heights of former Madame Butterfly Susie O’Neill after a surprise admission.
“I have been working very hard on my butterfly – it’s probably my favourite stroke,” she said.
Story Courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald