Australia Wins More Medals On Day 4 Than All Other Countries Combined

The Australian swim team set the tone of day four in the first two events of the final. Belinda Hocking and Emily Seebohm finished first and second in the 200 backstroke before James Magnussen, Cameron McEvoy, and Tomasso D’Orsonga swept the men’s 100 freestyle. They continued to win 11 of the 21 available swimming medals from day four, which is more than every other country combined.

England earned two gold medals and a bronze to finish second as a country for the day. Although they had the second best performance, they were slightly off the pace they have been at all week. They improve to 19 medals for the week.

After being over-taken by South Africa on day 3, Scotland had a strong performance, winning a silver medal and two bronze medals. They are now back to third in the running medal count for the sport of swimming.

New Zealand and the Bahama’s also earned their first medals of the Commonwealth Games today.

Click here for the full recap from finals of day 4. 

Day 4 Medal Count

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 4 5 2 11
England 2 0 1 3
Scotland 0 1 2 3
New Zealand 1 0 0 1
Bahamas 0 1 0 1
Canada 0 0 1 1
South Africa 0 0 1 1

Running Medal Count After Day 4

Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
Australia 15 13 10 38
England 6 6 7 19
Scotland 3 2 4 9
South Africa 1 3 4 8
Canada 2 1 2 5
Wales 0 1 2 3
New Zealand 1 0 0 1
Jamaica 0 1 0 1
Bahamas 0 1 0 1

 

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Prairie Coach CAN

Is it true that Canada once competed for the medals title at the Commonwealth Games?

M Palota

Yep. Back in the late ’70’s & early ’80’s. In fact, at the 1978 Games in Edmonton, Canada – I believe – led the medal count.

DanishSwimFan

Canada won the medal count in the swimming part of the 1978 games. The medal count for the two most winning nations were:

Canada (15 Gold 7 Silver 9 Bronze) 31 in total
Australia (10 9 11) 30 in total

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