TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 7 action, results - It's gold for Kaylee!

Published 12:00pm 27 July 2021

TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 7 action, results - It's gold for Kaylee!
Words by Jodie Powell

The eyes of the nation were on the pool in Toyko today as Redcliffe-born Kaylee McKeown took her place in the 100m Backstroke final - winning gold and claiming an Olympic record. She’s just one of a number of Moreton Bay Region athletes in action across the day. Stay up to date here…

Football - Teagan Micah

8.05pm: Former Redcliffe State High School student Teagan Micah has helped the Matildas into the Olympic quarter-finals tonight.

Australia fought hard for a 0-0 draw with the highly-fancied US to finish with four points, as did their opponents, who have a better goal difference.

The Matildas finish third in Group G and go through as one of two best third-placed finishers from the three pools.

They now face Great Britain in a knock-out quarter-final on Friday at 7pm (AEST).

Micah, making only her third full international appearance, produced a good one-on-one save early in the game and was solid throughout.

In the closing seconds Micah, who grew up in Redcliffe, also came out well and timed her dive to perfection to stop a late attack.

Australia hit the crossbar in the first half and the US had a goal disallowed for offside, but chances were few.

The Matildas, who beat New Zealand 2-1 and lost 4-2 to Sweden in their previous game.

Swimming – Kaylee McKeown

11.51am: Redcliffe-born Kaylee McKeown has won a stunning gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics winning the 100m Backstroke in an Olympic record time!

The 20 year old who trained at Australian Crawl in Burpengary, won a thrilling race, storming home in the final 50m to touch first in 57.47 seconds.

McKeown hit the front in the final few metres to pip Canadian Kylie Masse 57.72 and Regan Smith, from the US 58.05. It was the second time in Tokyo McKeown had smashed the Olympic record.

Her family, who lived in Morayfield, were pictured celebrating with the families of other Australian Olympic swimmers in Noosa.

Students at Pacific Lutheran College in Caloundra, were also watching in the gym and in classrooms cheering on McKeown, who graduated in 2018.

McKeown is now at USC Spartans on the Sunshine Coast with coach Chris Mooney, who was also with her at Burpengary and is part of the Australia coaching team in Japan.

Football - Teagan Micah

TOKYO OLYMPICS: Day 7 action, results - It's gold for Kaylee!
Teagan Micah made her debut for the Matildas last month

Former Redcliffe State High School student Teagan Micah will be hoping to better her Olympic debut in goal when Australia take on pre-Olympics favourites the United States tonight.

Micah, in only her second senior international, made several sharp saves in the crucial Group G clash with European powerhouse Sweden on Saturday, but the Swedes prevailed with a 4-2 win.

Moments after half-time in Saturday’s match the Matildas stunned their opponents when Sam Kerr headed home her second goal, but Sweden responded in style with three sharp finishes and were the more dominant side.

The result left the Matildas probably needing to beat - or at least draw -with the US to progress to the quarter-finals either as one of the top two from each of the three pools or as one of the best two third-placed sides

Australia v US (Group G) 6pm

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