2018 Commonwealth Games: Day 5 scratch report

by Daniela Kapser 90

April 09th, 2018 International, News


On day 5 of the event, again nearly all races are free of scratches, only Erin Gallagher (RSA) won’t start in the 50m backstroke semifinal tonight. Her scratch opened up a spot in the first semifinal for her teammate Mariella Venter who finished 17th after prelims.

Erin Gallagher was clocked at 29,38 in the morning while Mariella Venter touched in 29,88.

Erin Gallagher made it into the 100m freestyle final tonight, she has qualified as the 7th fastest swimmer.

These are the events on day 5 in the evening:

Men 200m Backstroke  Final 19:37
Women 800m Freestyle  Final
Men 50m Freestyle S7  Final
Women 100m Breaststroke SB9  Final
Men 50m Freestyle Semifinals
Women 50m Backstroke  Semifinals
Men 50m Breaststroke  Final
Women 100m Breaststroke  Final
Women 200m Butterfly  Final
Women 100m Freestyle  Final
Men 100m Butterfly Final


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1:56 200 back win from Larkin… solid 3 seconds outside his 2015 best… unfortunately the poor competition has hid how poor his times have been despite sweeping the 50-100-200 back titles

E Gamble

Ryan Murphy and Jacob Pebley were both 1:55 at the TYR Atlanta Pro Series Meet this year….unrested. That’s pretty slow.


Titmus went 8:20 to win the 800m. I thought that she would be faster after her 1:54 200m free, at least under the 8:18 Australian record but still a good swim


Seems weird to me that the 2 longest womens races are back to back on the last two days….

Miss m

Me too. It’s been a strange program really – lots of people having to double up. Brutal start for Emma McKeon too.


It’s ridiculous, they had to swim 800m yesterday, 800m today and then 2 x 400m tomorrow


I think her best events are the 200 and 400 rather than 400/800/1500.

Miss m

Australia 1-2-3 in the first 2 events of the night!

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