Birth Date:  12 Jul 2001
Place of Birth:  REDCLIFFE
Country of birth:  AUS
Age:  16
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  175
Weight (Kg):  60

Events and Medals

Kaylee MCKEOWN - Schedule

Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 10:38
Women's 400m Individual Medley Heat 2
Thu, 5 Apr 19:37
Gold Medal Event Women's 400m Individual Medley Final
Fri, 6 Apr 11:15
Women's 100m Backstroke Heat 2
Fri, 6 Apr 21:00
Women's 100m Backstroke Semifinal 2
Sat, 7 Apr 20:03
Gold Medal Event Women's 100m Backstroke Final
Sun, 8 Apr 10:31
Women's 200m Backstroke Heat 1
Sun, 8 Apr 19:37
Gold Medal Event Women's 200m Backstroke Final

Biographical Information

World Championships
2017 Budapest, HUN Women's 200m Backstroke 4 2:06.76
2017 Budapest, HUN Women's 400m Individual Medley 16 4:43.61
2017 Budapest, HUN Mixed 4 x 100m Medley Relay 2 3:41.21

Nickname: The Lion Cub (Weekend Australian, 27 Jan 2018)

"Spending time on the beach." (Athlete, 28 Feb 2018)

Occupation: Student (Athlete, 28 Feb 2018)
Languages spoken: English

CLUB: Chris MOONEY (AUS) (, 17 Aug 2017)

Sporting relatives

Older sister, Taylor, is also a national team member in swimming. (, 17 Aug 2017)

Reason: "I had asthma and we had pools at home, so I learnt to swim." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ambition: Qualify for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and go to the Olympic Games. (Athlete, Oct 2017; Sunshine Coast Daily, 18 Oct 2017)
Memorable: â€œMaking my first senior team, going to the 2017 World Championships and making a final.â€? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Hero: â€œMy sister (Taylor) is my idol. She's always followed her dreams and encouraged me to do the same.â€? (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Influence: Her parents. "Always there for me throughout the journey." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Ritual: "I always do a little streamline and play with my googles before each race." (Athlete, Oct 2017)
Additional information

Set a new junior world record in the 200m backstroke final (2:06.76) at the 2017 World Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, just 0.32s off a bronze medal. (, 17 Aug 2017)

Secured her spot in the 200m backstroke at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games by toppling world champion, Emily SEEBOHM (AUS), by a tenth of a second, winning in 2:08.23 at the Australian Swimming Trials in March 2018. Dedicated the win to her grandfather, Joe, who is ill. "I didn’t want to swim the race for myself, my grandad is not too well at the moment, so I put all my effort in for him." (Sunday Canberra Times, 4 Mar 2018)

Together with her older sister, Taylor, became an ambassador for Asthma Australia to raise awareness of the condition. Both sisters were diagnosed with asthma at a young age. "When you’re swimming at a high level it can be difficult. You have to monitor your medication, what doses you can take, so we help each other out with that." (Sunshine Coast Daily, 3 Mar 2018;, 3 Mar 2018)

Queensland Junior Sport Star of the Year at the QSport Awards in November 2017. (Sunshine Coast Daily, 2 Dec 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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