2018 Commonwealth Games: England Nabs 4 Golds On Night 1


After a stunning day 1 in Australia, England leads the overall medal standings within the sport of swimming with 4 golds, 6 medals in total. Contributing to England’s gold haul includes rookie James Wilby, who upset the defending gold medalist Ross Murdoch of Scotland to take 200m breaststroke gold in a new personal best.

Para swimmer Thomas Hammer also got the job done in the men’s S14 200m freestyle, setting a new World Record in the process., England’s Aimee Willmott was able to top Hannah Miley in the women’s 400m IM for gold, denying the Scot her 3rd consecutive Commonwealth title in the event.. Para swimmer Eleanor Robinson sealed the deal in the women’s S7 50m butterfly to bring England’s total golds to 4 on the day.

Australia, however, leads in terms of the number of total medals, reaping 9 in the sport of swimming on just the first day. Along with Mack Horton‘s 400m freestyle victory, the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay left the spectators speechless, as the foursome of Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell raced their way to a new World Record. Cate split 51.00 in the process, marking the fastest relay split of all-time for women that we can find.

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