Article by Will Swanton courtesy of The Australian.
EMMA’S EIGHT IS ENOUGH FOR NOW
EMMA McKeon has her sights firmly set on the Paris Olympics as she wraps up her successful Commonwealth Games campaign with a whopping eight medals.
The swimming superstar and her pop star boyfriend Cody Simpson are now set to enjoy a European holiday after a gruelling campaign in Birmingham where their relationship dominated the headlines.
“It was obviously a pretty tough week,” McKeon said.
“There were lots of good parts to it. Obviously sharing it with Cody and having both my parents in the stands every time I raced. That was special because they couldn’t be in Tokyo.
“There were so many amazing parts of the week but yes, there were tough parts as well.
“I’ll say it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions.”
McKeon takes home eight medals – six golds, a silver and a bronze – making Australia’s most successful Olympic athlete the most prolific Commonwealth athlete.
“The main thing was definitely the mental toll,” she said.
“It’s been a big week. It was physically tough but I’ve trained for that. Mentally, you have to get up to race.”