Commonwealth Games 2022 live swimming updates Day 3: Emma McKeon’s magic number is simply insane

Welcome to our live coverage of Day 3 of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The day will belong to Aussie swimming queen Emma McKeon, who on Sunday morning joined Susie O’Neill, Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones as the most decorated Commonwealth Games athletes of all time. McKeon is now about to go past them – if she can collect a history-making 11th Commonwealth Games gold medal, something nobody has ever achieved previously. The 28-year-old needs three more medals to match the record for overall medals won at the Commonwealth Games – 18 by shooter Phillip Adams – and she still has six more events left at the Sandwell Aquatic Centre. Her biggest obstacle is comeback sensation Shayna Jack, who has qualified fastest for the 50m freestyle. Aussie superfish Kyle Chalmers is also back in action in his pet event after a tumultuous 24 hours that he has described as the toughest of his career. Originally published as Commonwealth Games 2022 live swimming updates: Emma McKeon’s magic number is simply insane