Australia Leads Commonwealth Games Swimming Medal Count After Day 1

After day 1 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, the Australian team is leading the pack with 8 medals total (3 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze). After the first day of the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Australian team was also leading the medal count with 7 medals after the first day; 3 gold, 3 silver, and 1 bronze.

The Australian women’s 4×100 freestyle relay team of Bronte CampbellMelanie SchlangerEmma McKeon and Cate Campbell highlighted day 1 along with the S9 Men’s 100 freestyler Rowen Crothers. World Records were broken by Australian swimmers in both events.

This year, England is sitting in second after the first day of competition with four medals (3 Silver, 2 Bronze). England has been pushing to score better internationally so they should be pleased about their position within the medal count after today. Their British Swimming counterpart, Scotland, is also tied at 3 medals on the day (2 Gold, 1 Silver). After the first day of competition in 2010, England was also in second as a team, and Scotland was alone at third. It is interesting to consider who had the best team performances of the day. England had five medals, but Scotland had 2 gold medals and a silver in front of their own fans. This is a good sign for Great Britain as they look forward to Rio 2016, although it is still early on in the meet. It was not long ago that they brought it Chris Spice as the new National Performance Director to help ensure it achieves maximum medal potential for the current Olympic cycle and beyond. 

Canada was the only other countries to earn a trip to the podium. Canada finished day 1 with 2 medals (1 Gold, 1 Bronze). Canada had the same number of medals in 2010 after the first day.

Commonwealth Games Medal Count: Day 1

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia

3

2 3

8

England

0

3 2 5

Scotland

2

1 0

3

Canada

1

0 1

2

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6 years ago

That would be Australia (3) then Scotland (2) then Canada (1) then England (0,3) then Netherland… wait who let the Netherlands into the Commonwealth?

Reply to  Peter Gregory
6 years ago

Agreed, Was maybe the Queen has managed to overthrow the Dutch monarchy, well Denmark has an Australian princess, so maybe some of the old medieval games playing again. haha.
Good to see my home team, Australia regianing some of their power in swimming.

6 years ago

You’ve also seem to have an extra Silver for Australia and have England missing a Bronze and have bumped Scotland’s Silver to Bronze. But thats ok it’s early in the meet and you’re just getting warmed up.

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