2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
- Thursday, April 5th – Tuesday, April 10th (swimming)
- Optus Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
- Official Commonwealth Games website
- Meet Schedule + Results
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.