McKeons shine in Singapore

Posted on December 15, 2011 by

NSWIS swimmers David and Emma McKeon were the shining stars at the Singapore leg of the 2011 FINA World Cup as the duo picked up three gold and two bronze between them at the two day meet.

Day One
Day one of competition saw David McKeon headline the NSWIS results by taking gold in the men’s 400m freestyle. McKeon entered the final nearly seven seconds ahead of the second fastest qualifier and eventually took gold by just under six seconds in 3:42.82.

Emma McKeon then finished fifth in the women’s 200m freestyle before winning bronze in the women’s 50m freestyle in a time of 24.40, edging out fellow NSWIS athlete Olivia Halicek in fourth, while Matthew Abood finished fourth in the men’s 100m freestyle.

Day Two
The McKeons each won a gold medal on day two of competition; David’s coming the men’s 1500m freestyle and Emma’s in the women’s 100m freestyle. Emma edged out Swede short course specialist Therese Alshammar to win gold, clocking 52.41, while David won by nearly 16 seconds to win his second gold.

Emma then went on to finish the meet with a bronze medal in the women’s 50m butterfly; Halicek took silver in the women’s 50m breaststroke and Matthew Abood won bronze in the men’s 50m freestyle to round out the event.

The world cup now moves to Beijing from November 8-9.

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