How to watch swimming star Emma McKeon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

Find out which events the Australian Olympic champion will swim, and how to watch the action from Birmingham, UK.

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Emma McKeon could win seven swimming medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

It's the same amount that the Australian took home from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which included golds in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 4x100 women's freestyle relay, and the 4x100 women's medley relay.

That astonishing performance saw McKeon equal the most medals won by a woman in a single Olympic Games, and also become her nation’s most decorated Olympian ever.

The 28-year-old skipped this season's World Championships in order to focus on the Commonwealth Games, but it will be anything but easy for McKeon in Birmingham due to the emergence of some new star talent.

In her absence, compatriot Mollie O'Callaghan won the 100 freestyle world title in Budapest, so expect fireworks from their clashes over 50 and 100 freestyle races.

In the women's 50 and 100 butterfly, Canadian 100 Olympic and Commonwealth champion Maggie Mac Neil will be looking to lay down a marker after deciding not to compete in the individual events at Worlds.

But with relatively little competition time under their belts in 2022, both Macs will be wary of another two Australians.

Holly Barratt has set the fastest 50 fly time in the world this year, while Alexandria Perkins is also in the form of her life.

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And there is even more reason to be excited for McKeon as her boyfriend Cody Simpson is making his international debut for Team Australia.

Emma McKeon 2022 Commonwealth Games schedule (individual events)

  • Friday 29 July - women's 100m butterfly heats and semi-finals
  • Saturday 30 July – women's 50m freestyle heats and semi-finals, and women's 100m butterfly final
  • Sunday 31 July – women's 50m butterfly heats and semi-finals, and women's 50m freestyle final
  • Monday 1 August – women's 100m freestyle heats and semi-finals, and women's 50m butterfly final
  • Tuesday 2 August – women's 100m freestyle final

How to watch Emma McKeon 2022 Commonwealth Games schedule

UK: BBC TV, Radio, iPlayer

Canada: CBC Sports, CBC Sports app

Australia: Channel 7, 7Plus

New Zealand: Sky, TVNZ

Further streaming details to be released on the Commonwealth Games website.

The team will be on the ground in Birmingham, so make sure to check out our daily live blog.


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