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Emma adds a butterly bronze to her medal haul


Australian swimmer Emma McKeon has won the bronze medal in the 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics.

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McKeon collected her second medal of the Tokyo Games, taking Australia’s tally to one gold, one silver and two bronze – all at the pool.

The 26-year-old was also part of Australia’s women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team which claimed gold on Sunday.

McKeon now has six Olympic medals, after winning four at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

In Monday’s 100m ‘fly final, McKeon produced a strong last lap to emerge as a medallist behind Canadian winner Margaret Macneil (55.59 seconds) and China’s Zhang Yufei.

The Australian’s butterfly bronze comes on a gruelling program in Tokyo which could reap seven medals for the Wollongong-born allrounder.

She’s a genuine gold chance in both the individual 50m and 100m freestyles, with more medal opportunities in three more relays.

Coached by the renowned Michael Bohl, McKeon was Australia’s most successful athlete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, with a freestyle relay gold, two other relay silvers and a bronze in the 200m freestyle.

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