'Insane' swim of Aussie 'megastar' stuns world

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It was the limb of the relay that gave the Australian women's 4x100m Tokyo Olympics freestyle team an tremendous footwear and near the masses singing her praises.

Emma McKeon clocked the fastest divided of Australia's caller fabulous 4 arsenic the squad cannoned to golden and smashed the satellite grounds connected the way, posting 3.29.69.

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McKeon's clip of 51.35 present stands arsenic the fifth-fastest successful past and has thousands of Australians expecting much magnificent results successful the excavation astatine the Tokyo Games.

"That was thing very, precise special. Phenomenal swimming," wrote The Illawarra Mercury's Tim Barrow connected Twitter.

The Gemba Group managing manager Andrew Condon posted: "Super aquatics for the golden medal. Beat the champion successful the satellite by implicit 3 seconds. Emma McKeon 1 hellhole of a 3rd leg!"

Emma McKeon begins her limb of the 4x100m freestyle relay. (Getty)

Bronte Campbell kick-started the unthinkable relay show with a 53.01 divided and Meg Harris backed it up with a 53.09, earlier McKeon swam a 51.35 and Australian flag-bearer Cate Campbell brought it location successful a 52.24.

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Jessica Halloran of The Australian said: "Stating the evident but Emma McKeon is an unthinkable swimmer."

Former Arizona State swimmer Kyle Sockwell described McKeon's divided arsenic "insane", portion ABC writer Kelly Fuller labelled the Australian a "megastar".

McKeon inactive awaits the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 100m backstroke, 200m backstroke and 200m idiosyncratic medley successful a packed programme astatine the Tokyo Games.

The Wollongong merchandise is besides acceptable to vie successful the 4x100m medley relay, 4x100m mixed medley relay and 4x200m freestyle relay.

Ian Thorpe predicted she would surpass him arsenic Australia's astir palmy Olympics swimmer by the extremity of the Games.

Australia's 4x100m freestyle women became the archetypal squad successful past to ace the 3:30 obstruction and the triumph sealed Australia's 3rd golden medal successful succession successful that event, pursuing golden astatine London successful 2012 and Rio successful 2016.

Emma McKeon (second from right) with her golden medal pursuing the Australian women's victorious 4x100m freestyle relay. (Getty)

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