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Kaylee Mckeown

Swimming

Kaylee returns from Tokyo with an incredible haul of three Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal in her debut Games’ appearance.

Bio

Aspire Talent Group, a division of Venetian Media Group, is proud to represent 100m backstroke world record holder and Tokyo Olympic Games triple gold medallist Kaylee McKeown (20) under an exclusive management and representation agreement.

Kaylee returns from Tokyo with an incredible haul of three Olympic gold medals and one bronze medal in her debut Games’ appearance.

McKeown’s rapid rise consolidates her standing as one of the undisputed superstars of international swimming. She had to beat the hottest field ever assembled in the women’s 100m backstroke, and it took an Olympic record 0.02s shy of her own world record to stand top of the rostrum.

A brilliant final 50m in the 200m backstroke earned Kaylee the individual backstroke double. It was her classy act afterwards that gave the world some insight into Kaylee’s humble character, inviting teammate and bronze medallist Emily Seebohm to join her on the gold medal dais for the national anthem.

McKeown’s third Olympic gold medal came in the 4x100m medley relay linking with Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon, and Cate Campbell to edge Team USA in an Olympic record time.

It’s been a tough year for Kaylee, who tragically lost her father, Sholto, to brain cancer in August 2020. Through her grief, Kaylee has found a strength and perspective that has seen her take her performances to new heights under Coach and respected mentor Chris Mooney.

Heading into the Tokyo Olympic Games, McKeown was the only swimmer from the Australian or American Olympic trials to register a new world record with a blistering 57.45s in the 100m backstroke. Kaylee had also registered the fastest times in the world this year for the 200m backstroke and 200m individual medley, an event she is very likely to add to her program for future meets.

Achievements

Set New World Record – 100m backstroke, 57.47s (June 2021)
Gold – 100m backstroke, Tokyo Olympic Games
Gold – 200m backstroke, Tokyo Olympic Games
Gold – 4 x 100m medley relay, Tokyo Olympic Games
Bronze – 4 x 100m mixed medley relay, Tokyo Olympic Games

Info

Nationality: Australian
DOB: 12 July 2001
Age: 20
Sport: Swimming
Resides: Sunshine Coast QLD
Partners: Speedo

Awards

2020 Oceania Female Swimmer of the Year