Kaylee McKeown bio, net worth, world record, Olympics win. Find out all about the Australian swimmer
Kaylee McKeown is a phenomenal swimmer from Australia. Recently, she has gained a lot of praise for setting three new national records in the span of one weekend. These records involved 200m, 100m, 50m backstroke at the Sydney Open.
The 20-year-old sensation, who has burst on the scene to be one of Australia’s hottest multiple gold medal prospects, sees it whenever she gets up for her backstroke starts.
Swimmer Kaylee McKeown Wiki-Bio, Age
Kaylee was born on 12 July 2001 in Redcliffe, Queensland. Her zodiac sign is Cancer and has Australian citizenship. Her father Sholto was the source of her inspiration.
Unfortunately, her father was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2018 and died in August of 2020. Kayle has a very supportive family, her elder sister Taylor McKeown is also an accomplished swimmer. Taylor has won silver in the 4X100 meter medley relay at the Rio Olympics and a Commonwealth Games gold medallist.
Moreover, both of them were diagnosed with a breathing problem at a young age. However, both recovered through medication. Currently, the sisters are ambassadors for Asthma Australia, an organization that works on educating children with breathing conditions.
Swimmer Mckeown Interview After Breaking World Record
On 13 June 2021, the 20-year-old has already set a world record in Adelaide to break Regan Smith‘s mark from 2019.
“It’s been a huge year for me and my family, it’s been 10 months since my dad passed today, so with that behind me and doing that tonight, I think he’d be really proud.”
Sadly, her father couldn’t see her touch home in 57.45 seconds, 0.12 faster than American Regan Smith’s mark set at the 2019 World Championships.
Mckeown was very emotional after her win and said it was dedicated to her father. McKeown finished in 28.10 and was never challenged on her way to the top. The Australian swimmer must have missed her father. As she added:
“I hope you’re proud and I keep doing you proud”
The world record holder dedicated her win to her father. Mckeown will be playing the final as a world record holder, keep in mind that the swimmer is the third-fastest qualifier behind American Regan Smith and Canada’s Kylie Masse.
Although Kaylee broke Regan she still thinks Regan is the best. As she said:
“It was so close to the world record but I have to have something to chase and Regan is still the No.1 girl at the moment.”
Furthermore, she also revealed that smith texted her after her performance in 200m.
“It’s nice to hear from competitors from all over the world, nice to know they’re watching and they’ve got your back as well,”
Australians have a lot of expectations from Kaylee in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The event was truly emotional and go down on history as one of the epic moments in Olympics history.
Apart from this, her interview was also trending worldwide as she accidentally swore on live television when asked if she had a message for her family back home in Australia.
When the interviewer asked her what would you like to say to her mum and sister. In excitement, she replied, “F**k yeah!” then laughed and realized what she had said.
Kaylee McKeown Net Worth
The world record holder is estimated to have a net worth ranging from $1million to $5million. Recently, Kaylee McKeown took home two Gold Medal in the category of Women’s 200m backstrokes & 100m in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. And talking about the awarding price, the Gold Medal holders are awarded $37,500 for each gold medal.
Kaylee is also a Guinness book record holder, and as per records from BetterHumans, a Guinness World Record Holder makes around $800 USD for breaking the existing record. the record holder makes tons of cash from endorsement, branding, and paid promotions. Similarly, Kaylee signed a deal with the sports apparel company, Speedo.