Macon has advanced impressive levels this year, and succeeded in surpassing the record recorded in the name of her American rival, Reagan Smith (57.57 seconds), which she achieved at the 2019 World Championships.
Australian veteran Emily Sibom, who clocked 58.58 seconds, also booked her place in Tokyo to participate in the Olympic Games for the fourth time.
“I can’t believe what happened,” McConne said with tears in her eyes after her win in Adelaide. It’s been a tough year for me and the family. Ten months have passed since my father passed away. So I think he would be very proud of me.” McConne issued a warning to her competitions in Tokyo, where she is expected to compete for several medals.
She is also expected to qualify for the Olympics in the 200-meter backstroke after she recently recorded the fourth fastest time in history, in addition to the 200-meter medley, which she achieved the fastest time this year.
Australia won ten medals in swimming at the 2016 Rio Olympics, equaling London’s achievement four years earlier, but the best achievement remains in Beijing in 2008 with 20 medals.