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Olympics: McKeown makes it three golds in three days for Aussie swimmers

Morning Session Day 4

Titmus one step closer to second gold, Wilson through

Fresh off her 400m freestyle gold medal, Titmus will be looking to make it two from two in the women’s 200m freestyle final tomorrow morning.

Titmus qualified fastest, but she’ll have her work cut out her for her, facing arch-rival and fierce competitor Katie Ledecky.

Aussie Madison Wilson also qualified, finishing fourth in her semi-final.

McKeown wins her first Olympic gold

Kaylee McKeown won gold in the women’s 100m backstroke, and now has an Olympic record to couple her world record following a brilliant swim.

McKeown burst out of the blocks but slowed to trail at the 50m mark, yet she came home strong, peaking perfectly to pass Canadian Kylie Masse as the wall beckoned.

Having tragically lost her dad to cancer recently, the gold medal was a touching reward for McKeown and her family.

Experienced campaigner Emily Seebohm finished fifth.

No luck for Larkin

Australian swimming stalwart Mitch Larkin couldn’t medal in his men’s 100m backstroke final, coming seventh.

Russian duo Evgeny Rylov and Kliment Kolesnikov came one-two in that race. With Russia’s doping ban they were officially representing Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).

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