Australia has won three gold medals hours in the space of two hours in a historic day for our athletes at the Tokyo Olympics

Logan Martin made history as the first ever gold medallist in the freestyle BMX after the sport made its Olympic debut.  

The young Queensland dad, 27, from the Gold Coast wowed viewers back home with an incredible display of tricks.

Earlier, Australia’s golden girls of the pool smashed records and lifted an entire country’s spirits with another amazing morning.

Emma McKeon won two gold medals in the space of 45 minutes to become Australia’s most successful Olympic athlete of all time.

The 27-year-old won the 50m freestyle in an Olympic record before claiming her fourth gold medal of the games in the 4x100m women’s medley.

Australia’s second gold of the day, and ninth of the Games, came after a blistering anchor leg from superstar Cate Campbell. 

McKeon is now Australia’s most successful Olympian ever with 11 medals from two Games, including seven in Tokyo.

Australia is expected to win a 14th gold in the sailing later on Sunday, where Matt Wearn only needs to finish the course without disqualification to confirm victory in the Laser class.

Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Kaylee McKeown congratulate Cate Campbell after her final anchor leg won gold for Australia in the 4x 100m women's medley relay

Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Kaylee McKeown congratulate Cate Campbell after her final anchor leg won gold for Australia in the 4x 100m women's medley relay

Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Kaylee McKeown congratulate Cate Campbell after her final anchor leg won gold for Australia in the 4x 100m women’s medley relay

BMX freestyle rider Logan Martin won Australia's 13th gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday

BMX freestyle rider Logan Martin won Australia's 13th gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday

BMX freestyle rider Logan Martin won Australia’s 13th gold at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday

Martin, who built a BMX ramp in his backyard to train for the Olympics, scored 93.30 in his first run on Sunday to secure the win after posting the top scores in Saturday’s seeding runs. 

Venezuelan veteran Daniel Dhers, the oldest rider in the field at the age of 36, won silver with 92.05 and British rider Declan Brooks on 90.80.

It’s been a whirlwind few months for Martin, who announced just a few weeks ago that he and his wife, Kim, were expecting their second child due in January. 

‘I have no words. It’s still sinking in,’ Martin told Channel Seven after his gold medal performance.

‘I came into the final with all the pressure in the world on me and I overcome that and I managed to win the event off my first run. I honestly can’t believe it. I’m so stoked.’

He revealed he had even more tricks fans didn’t get to see on Sunday, which he used as a safety run.

‘I didn’t even bring out my big tricks, which is crazy to think,’ Martin said.

‘Anyone who has seen me ride knows I have a lot more. I did do the front bike flip in my second run. I wanted to do one. I love that trick. It is a crowd pleaser as well. I wanted to show all the guys back home what BMX is about and to win the event off my safety run is crazy. 

‘You know, I would I would break into the 90s and I would be able to go my second run with a little bit less pressure. It was a 93.3. The other guys were getting 90s. I had a lot less pressure for my second run, which I didn’t need it.’

Queenslander Logan Martin is the first Olympic gold medallist in the BMX freestyle

Queenslander Logan Martin is the first Olympic gold medallist in the BMX freestyle

Queenslander Logan Martin is the first Olympic gold medallist in the BMX freestyle

Cate Campbell (right) celebrates with her medley relay teammates after storming home to beat the US in the battle for gold

Cate Campbell (right) celebrates with her medley relay teammates after storming home to beat the US in the battle for gold

Cate Campbell (right) celebrates with her medley relay teammates after storming home to beat the US in the battle for gold

Earlier in the pool, dual gold medallist Kaylee McKeown and breaststroker Chelsea Hodges set up the women’s medley relay performance before McKeon swam the third butterfly leg.

Australia was still trailing the US when Campbell dived into the pool for the final freestyle leg before she snatched gold in the dying stages in an Olympic record time.

Campbell, 29, finished seventh in the 50m freestyle final half an hour earlier before her heroic relay leg in what could be her last swim at Olympic level.

‘Oh my gosh. I still just can’t believe that we just did that,’ Campbell said afterwards. 

‘That is an incredible effort by everyone. 

‘I think that obviously I was a little bit disappointed with my 50 freestyle earlier, but I just kind of told myself that you find out what you’re made of in the times when things don’t go your way, not when things don’t go your way, not when things are working well for you.’

‘And I took that mindset into this race and I just thought, ‘You have to be brave and get back out there.’

BMX freestyle rider Logan Martin (pictured) draped himself in an Australian flag moment after his historic gold medal victory

BMX freestyle rider Logan Martin (pictured) draped himself in an Australian flag moment after his historic gold medal victory

BMX freestyle rider Logan Martin (pictured) draped himself in an Australian flag moment after his historic gold medal victory

Emma McKeon (pictured) won two gold medals within 45 minutes on Sunday. She's pictured with her medal from the 50m freestyle

Emma McKeon (pictured) won two gold medals within 45 minutes on Sunday. She's pictured with her medal from the 50m freestyle

Emma McKeon (pictured) won two gold medals within 45 minutes on Sunday. She’s pictured with her medal from the 50m freestyle

The 4x100m medley relay team of Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Kaylee McKeown and Cate Campbell celebrate Australia's ninth gold medal in the pool

The 4x100m medley relay team of Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Kaylee McKeown and Cate Campbell celebrate Australia's ninth gold medal in the pool

The 4x100m medley relay team of Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Kaylee McKeown and Cate Campbell celebrate Australia’s ninth gold medal in the pool

Campbell later thanked everyone back home for their support with a special message for millions of  Sydneysiders and fellow Queenslanders currently in lockdown. 

I’d like to give a special shut out to everyone who’s in lockdown at the moment,’ Campbell said.

‘I’ve a lot of friends in Sydney so I just want to give a big shout out to them because I can’t imagine what you guys are going through but I hope that we have managed to lift your spirits with the performances that we’ve done in the pool over the past week.’ 

McKeon was unable to join her relay teammates for the post-race interview as she was collecting her 50m gold medal. 

The men’s 4x 100 men’s medley relay were unable to repeat the girls’ efforts, finishing fifth in the last event of the swimming program in Tokyo. 

Kaylee McKeown will go home with three gold medals after winning the 100m and 200m backstroke double. 

‘Being in a team is so, so much better, there is so much more hype around it and I’m with girls who are so decorated in the sport,’ she said.

‘I couldn’t be prouder of our team.’

Her teammate McKeon goes home with gold in the 50m and 100m freestyle, and the 4x 100m women’s freestyle and medley relays.

She also goes home with bronze in the 4×100 mixed medley, 4x200m freestyle relay and 100m butterfly.

Emma McKeon has done it again with another gold medal after winning the 50m freestyle

Emma McKeon has done it again with another gold medal after winning the 50m freestyle

Emma McKeon has done it again with another gold medal after winning the 50m freestyle

It’s on top of McKeon’s efforts in Rio five years ago, where she won gold in the 4x100m freestyle relay, silver in the 4x200m freestyle  and 4x100m medley relays and bronze in the 200m freestyle.  

‘I never thought that I would win a 50 freestyle because I have been training for the 200 my whole life but I knew after my 100 was so good and I’ve been training so well,’ McKeon told Channel Seven.

‘I definitely had that belief in myself and I knew I could go out there if I put it altogether I knew I could win.’

Earlier on Sunday, McKeon, 27, went into the 50m race as the raging hot favourite before storming home to win in 23.81 seconds, 0.26 ahead of Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström, while defending champion Pernille Blume claimed bronze.  

It was the third time in two days McKeon has broken the Olympic record after smashing the record in her heat and semi-final.  

If McKeon was a country, she would be 19th on the overall medal tally.

Going into the 50m final, McKeon was equal with former swimming champions Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones as the most successful Olympians with nine medals.

The women’s medley relay was Australia’s ninth gold medal in the pool in Tokyo.

Aussie golden girl Emma KcKeon (left) celebrates her 50m win with fellow Aussie Cate Campbell (right), who finished seventh

Aussie golden girl Emma KcKeon (left) celebrates her 50m win with fellow Aussie Cate Campbell (right), who finished seventh

Aussie golden girl Emma KcKeon (left) celebrates her 50m win with fellow Aussie Cate Campbell (right), who finished seventh

Australia has overtaken Russia to claim fourth spot on the overall medal tally with 12 gold, three silver and 14 bronze.  

On Saturday, McKeon provided an insight into how the all-conquering Aussie swimmers are inspiring one by showing off the team’s common room adorned with current squad achievements.

The likes of McKeon, who won the 100m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay, middle distance star Ariarne Titmus, dual gold medallist Kaylee McKeown and freestyle gun Kyle Chalmers all feature, as well as catch phrases to fire the team up such as ‘digging deep’, ‘Yeah the Girls’ and ‘it’s all about our team.’  

Emma McKeon (left) celebrates with Kaylee McKeown and Chelsea Hodges after they won gold in 4x100m women's medley relay

Emma McKeon (left) celebrates with Kaylee McKeown and Chelsea Hodges after they won gold in 4x100m women's medley relay

Emma McKeon (left) celebrates with Kaylee McKeown and Chelsea Hodges after they won gold in 4x100m women’s medley relay

The top medallists in Australia

Emma McKeon has cemented herself as Australia’s most successful Olympian of all time.

She won two gold medals in the space of 45 minutes after swimming in the 50m freestyle 4x100m women’s medley on Sunday.

The impressive achievement raises her medal tally and she has now won 11 medals across two Olympic Games. Seven of them have been won at Tokyo.  

Below is a list of swimmers who follow behind McKeon:

Ian Thorpe: Nine (Five gold, three silver, one bronze) 

Dawn Fraser: Nine (Four gold, four silver)  

Leisel Jones: Nine (Three gold, five silver, one bronze) 

Lisbeth Trickett: Seven (Four gold, one silver, two bronze) 

Grant Hackett: Seven (Three gold, three silver, one bronze) 

Susie O’Neill: Seven (Two gold, four silver, one bronze)  

Murray Rose: Six (Four gold, one silver, one bronze) 

Petria Thomas: Five (Three gold, one silver, one bronze) 

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