Taylor McKeown

Competing at her first ever Olympic Games, Taylor McKeown claimed a silver medal in the 4x100m medley relay. The quartet of Emily Seebohm, Taylor McKeown, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell combined to clock a time of 3:55.00 to finish 

In her individual events, McKeon finished fifth in the 200m breaststroke final. She failed to make the final in the 100m breaststroke, placing fifth in her semi-final.  

McKeown ensured she would make her Olympic debut in Rio after she finished second behind Georgia Bohl in the 100m breaststroke and then swam an exceptional 200m breaststroke to turn the tide on Bohl and qualify for a second event at the 2016 Games.

Making her Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow in 2014, McKeown did not disappoint. She progressed through to the 200m breaststroke final as the third fastest qualifier before claiming gold ahead of Australian teammate Sally Hunter with a time of 2:22.36.

She missed the final of the 100m breaststroke by just 0.08 seconds at the 2015 World Championships, finishing ninth. She also missed the final of the 200m breaststroke by just over a second after also making the semi-finals. 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

100m Breaststroke - Women
Heats 1:06.73 Q 3
Semifinals 1:07.12 5
Final Placing 11 / 44
200m Breaststroke - Women
Final 2:22.43 5
Heats 2:23.00 Q 2
Semifinals 2:21.69 Q 1
Final Placing 5 / 30
4 x 100m Medley Relay - Women
Final SEEBOHM, E; McKEOWN, T; McKEON, E; CAMPBELL, C 3:55.00 2
Heats WILSON, M; McKEOWN, T; GROVES, M; ELMSLIE, B 3:57.80 Q 2
Final Placing 2 / 16