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.
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Day 5 Medal Count
Running Medal Count After 5