Birth Date:  25 Jul 1992
Place of Birth:  WOLLONGONG
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  25
Gender:   Men
Height (cm):  196
Weight (Kg):  87

Events and Medals

David MCKEON - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 10:52
Men's 400m Freestyle Heat 2
Thu, 5 Apr 19:46
Gold Medal Event Men's 400m Freestyle Final
Sun, 8 Apr 22:01
Gold Medal Event Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final

Biographical Information

Commonwealth Games
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 200m Freestyle 4 1:46.74
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 400m Freestyle 2 3:44.09
2014 Glasgow, SCO Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 1 7:07.38

Olympic Games
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 200m Freestyle 30 1:48.38
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 400m Freestyle 7 3:45.28
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 4 7:04.18
2012 London, GBR Men's 400m Freestyle 14 3:48.57
2012 London, GBR Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 5 7:07.00

World Championships
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 400m Freestyle 8 3:46.27
2017 Budapest, HUN Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 4 7:05.98
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 200m Freestyle 13 1:47.60
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 400m Freestyle 10 3:47.36
2015 Kazan, RUS Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 3 7:05.34
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 400m Freestyle 12 3:49.51
2013 Barcelona, ESP Men's 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 9 7:13.52

Nickname: Dave (, May 2016)

Playing basketball and exploring new places on the jet-ski and boat. (, 28 Aug 2017; Olympic News Service, Aug 2016)

Education: Public health at University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Languages spoken: English

CLUB: Michael BOHL (AUS) (, 18 Aug 2017)

Sporting relatives

His mother Suzie, father Ron and uncle Rob WOODHOUSE all represented Australia in swimming. His sister Emma is an Olympic gold medallist swimmer. (, 29 Aug 2017)

Reason: "To make the school swimming carnival, 18 months later I made the Olympic team." (Athlete, 7 Feb 2018)
Ambition: "To make the 2018 Commonwealth Games team." (Athlete, 7 Feb 2018)
Hero: Swimmers Ian THORPE (AUS) and Ryan LOCHTE (USA) (, 2012;, 2012)
Influence: "My mum and dad, as they've experienced success at the highest level." (Athlete, 7 Jan 2018)
Ritual: "Just to be prepared every morning." (Athlete, 7 Feb 2018)
Additional information

He and his sister, Emma, were initially coached by his father, Ron, but he handed training to experienced Brisbane coach Vince RALEIGH (AUS). "Dad wanted me to move out two years ago, but I wasn't really ready. But just before the Queensland states (championships), Emma decided she wanted to move out and go to Queensland and I thought I would go with her. I enjoy training with my sister." (, 2 Apr 2014)

Didn't take up competitive swimming until 2010, inspired by his sister, after she competed at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore. (, May 2017)

Used to see his father's medals on the wall, but never thought it possible to emulate his feats. "I learned to swim when I was a kid, but only started competing when I was 17 or 18. A year and a half later I was at the Olympics. I couldn't say it was a dream come true - I could never have dreamt all that. It's been awesome." (Weekend Australian, 26 Aug 2017)

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Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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