2018 C’Wealth Games: Australians Own The Medal Table


The final day of swimming at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was another banner outing for host nation Australia. With the Aussies winning both the men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relays, along with individual victories from the likes of Jack McLoughlin, Mitch Larkin, Ariarne Titmus and para swimmer Lakeisha Patterson, Australia ended the 6-day affair with a whopping 73 medals in all, 28 of them gold.

Runner-up in the overall swimming medal standings was England, fueled with a shiny gold tonight from thoroughbred sprinter Ben Proud in the 50m freestyle, in addition to a 2-3 punch in the form of Holly Hibbott and Eleanor Faulkner finishing with silver and bronze in the 400m free, as well as the men’s 4x100m medley relay collecting silver.

South Africa went another night seeing an athlete on the podium, with Brad Tandy finishing behind Proud in the men’s 50m freestyle to add another silver to the nation, helping give them the overall gold nod over 4th place Canada.

Australia and England finished 1-2 at the 2014 edition of the GAmes, albeit with a lower total for the former. In that year, Australians captured 57 medals overall, with 19 of them gold. England upped its medals slightly, taking 28 overall compared to 24 from 2014, but their number of gold between the 2 years dropped by 1.

South Africa earned 3 more gold this time around than last year, which gave them the edge over 2014’s 3rd place nation, Canada. A big part of that was Tatjana Schoenmaker taking both the 100m and 200m breaststroke races for the women this time around.

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Well my fellow swim fans it has been a pleasure watching and discussing the swimming with you at the Commonwealth Games over the past week.

Can’t wait for Birmingham in 4 years time. But in the meantime:
-Very excited to see what a united GB team can pull off at euros.
-Enjoy Pan Pacs those of you following it closely.
-Hope to see Canada hauling in quite a few medals next year at World Championships, GB retaining their 4×200 men’s free title and Australia and USA cancelling each other out so the rest of us can get some air time on the medal table.

No Caeleb Dressel comments plz.


Dean Farris is coming for Peaty’s soul

E Gamble

Remel Remel Remel ???


Congrats to all swmmers – just keep swimming!


Would be interesting to see the medal count without Para medals included?

E Gamble

That was the whole purpose of the meat…inclusion.

Sum Ting Wong

Yes . CWG was an innovator . My total number of events watched on TV is Zero but Ive seen a lot of interviews of Para athletes every time Ive walked past a TV .

Yesterday in prime 6.30 news several athletes from countries that won their 1st ever medal were interviewed ( along with very excited officials) & that it was a para was not ever seen as being of lesser value .

A one armed Javelin thrower will be returning home to Vanuatu a genuine heroine . How good is that?

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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