Cate Campbell Breaks Commonwealth, Oceanic Records In 50 Free


Australian superstar Cate Campbell lowered her own Commonwealth, Oceanic and Australian National Records in the women’s 50 free final at the Commonwealth Games, knocking her mark of 23.79 down to 23.78 to win the gold medal. She also broke her Commonwealth Games Record of 23.88, set in the semi-finals.

Her swim keeps her in the #3 spot on the all-time performers list, trailing world record holder Sarah Sjostrom and Germany’s Britta Steffen.


Fastest Performers Ever
1 Sarah Sjostrom 23.67
2 Britta Steffen 23.73
3 Cate Campbell 23.78
4 Ranomi Kromowidjojo 23.85
5 Therese Alshammar 23.88
6 Marleen Veldhuis 23.96
6 Fran Halsall 23.96
8 Libby Trickett 23.97
8 Simone Manuel 23.97
10 Pernille Blume 24.00

It was also the 5th fastest performance in history, as she now owns three inside the top-10.


Fastest Performances Ever
1 Sarah Sjostrom 23.67
2 Sarah Sjostrom 23.69
3 Britta Steffen 23.73
4 Cate Campbell 23.78
5 Cate Campbell 23.79
6 Sarah Sjostrom 23.83
7 Cate Campbell 23.84
8 Sarah Sjostrom 23.85
8 Ranomi Kromowidjojo 23.85
10 Sarah Sjostrom 23.87

Cate’s sister Bronte Campbell won silver in the event, tying with Canadian Taylor Ruck in 24.26. Ruck’s swim broke the Canadian Record.

Cate now has a pair of gold medals here on the Gold Coast, anchoring the Aussie women to a world record in the 400 free relay on night 1. She’ll look to add to her collection in the 50 fly, 100 free and 400 medley relay later in the meet.

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And the 50m fly


That was a bad finish by Bronte


It was a great opportunity to take the crown of the Queen of Sprint back. Who knows if it would be another one.

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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