McKeon wins record 11th Australian Commonwealth gold

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Emma McKeon set a new Australian record of 11 Commonwealth gold medals by storming to victory in the women's 50m freestyle in Birmingham on Sunday.

She came to Birmingham with eight golds in two previous editions of the Games -- two behind fellow Australian swimmers Ian Thorpe, Susie O'Neill and Leisel Jones.

Two relay golds at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre put the 28-year-old, who won seven medals at last year's Tokyo Olympics, level with her retired compatriots.

On Sunday she became the outright record-holder in style, powering home in 23.99sec to see off the challenge of compatriots Meg Harris and Shayna Jack.

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