Emma McKeon Takes Down 100 Fly Games Record; Australians Sweep Medals

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Australia’s Emma McKeon pulled away from teammates Maddie Groves and Brianne Throssell down the stretch to capture gold in the 100 fly, and the Aussies ended up sweeping the top three spots. McKeon finished in 56.78, lowering the Games record of 57.22 that Groves set in the semi-finals.

Groves also broke her old record, taking second in 57.19, and Throssell was not far away either, finishing third in 57.30. Canada’s Penny Oleksiak, the Olympic silver medalist in the event, finished just off the podium with a time of 57.50.

Isle of Man’s Charlotte Atkinson took fifth in 57.88, touching out Canada’s Rebecca Smith (57.91). Wales’ Alys Thomas finished seventh in 58.06, and Canada’s Mabel Zavaros was eighth in 58.98.

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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