2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
- Thursday, April 5th – Tuesday, April 10th (swimming)
- Optus Aquatic Centre, Gold Coast, Australia
- Prelims at 10:30am local (8:30pm previous night EDT)
- Finals at 7:30pm local (5:30am EDT)
- Official Commonwealth Games website
We’re just over one day away from the 2018 Commonwealth Games hosted by Gold Coast, Australia, which means high-profile swimmers such as Cate Campbell, Kyle Chalmers, James Guy, Adam Peaty, Ben Proud, Alia Atkinson and more will be hitting the Optus Aquatic Centre pool in search of a shiny new hardware collection.
At the 2014 edition of the Games, England wound up on top of the overall medal table across all sports, holding 174 total medals to runner-up Australia’s total of 137. They were the only 2 nations to enter triple digits across all sports, with 3rd place Canada winding up with 82.
Within the sport of swimming specifically, Australia more than doubled its medal count ahead of any other nation, collecting 57 on the whole, with 19 of those being gold. England was next with 28 medals, including 10 gold, while Canada rounded out the top 3 with 4 gold.
The Aussies historically race at their best on their home soil, so look for Emily Seebohm, Mack Horton, Emma McKeon and others to drop some of the fastest times of their career. They are not only hoping to stand atop the podium in their events here, but the athletes are also competing for a chance to compete for their nation at the Pan Pacific Championships later this year.
Additionally, visiting swimmers, such as the aforementioned Peaty and South Africa’s Chad Le Clos are looking to make history, with the former seeking to extend his 4-year 100m breast winning streak while Le Clos’ quest is to become the winningest Commonwealth athlete ever.
Refresh yourself on the fields ready to rumble down under by taking a look at our event preview links below.
Men’s Event Previews
Women’s Event Previews