Australia Doubles England in Commonwealth Medal Count After Day 5

Day five of the 2014 Commonwealth featured finals of the women’s 800 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and the 100 freestyle, while the men raced in the 200 backstroke, 200 IM SB8, 50 breaststroke, and 100 butterfly. Australia is one more 11 medal day away from averaging 10 medals per day. After 5 days, they lead the swimming portion of the games with 49 medals. Today, the Australian men and women each swept one of their events. The men covered the podium in the 200 backstroke while the women swept the podium in the 100 freestyle.

South African and Scotland have traded positions yet again. Scotland failed to earn a medal today, which hurt them as South Africa picked up two gold medals.

Singapore also earned their first ever swimming medal in the 100 butterfly, adding them to the medal count for the week.

Click here for the full recap of day 5. 

Click here for the highlights from finals of day 5. 

Day 5 Medal Count

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 2 4 5 11
England 2 2 1 5
South Africa 2 0 0 2
Canada 1 0 1 2
Wales 1 0 0 1
New Zealand 0 1 0 1
Singapore 0 1 0 1
Jamaica 0 0 1 1

 Running Medal Count After 5

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 17 17 15 49
England 8 8 8 24
South Africa 3 3 4 10
Scotland 3 2 4 9
Canada 3 1 3 7
Wales 1 1 2 4
New Zealand 1 1 0 2
Jamaica 0 1 1 2
Bahamas 0 1 0 1
Singapore 0 1 0 1

 

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On seed times, Britain as a group were predicted 7 gold medals to Australia’s 27. I think with British teams/swimmers favourites for four events tomorrow (400MR, 400FR, 50FR, 50BK) we have to say, all the British nations have performed superbly. Australia will get there 53 medals, but they’re way down on the 27 gold medals. Dominant as usual, but nothing like what had been forecast.

I think its great if Australia doesnt dominate as it used to, because that means there’s more competition within the Commonwealth, and there has been from England and Scotland especially.. it gives the Games more credibility as long as the times being swum are fast.. which they are!

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