Article courtesy of Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022.
Birmingham Update – Day 5
Australia has cracked the ton, surpassing 100 medals at Birmingham. Day 5’s events saw 11 gold, 12 silver and 12 bronze added to the tally, bringing the total to 106 medals.
Another brilliant night in the pool has given Australia six more gold medals. The Aussies had two clean sweeps of the podium: first in the 100m freestyle with 18-year-old Mollie O’Callaghan’s gold, holding off Shayna Jack and Emma McKeon for silver and bronze. It was then 1-2-3 and a new Games record in the 800m freestyle for Ariarne Titmus (8:13.59), Kiah Melverton and Lani Pallister.
In the men’s 100m butterfly S10, Col Pearse won gold, with Alex Saffy claiming silver and William Martin coming in fourth.
Eighteen-year-old Elizabeth Dekkers stormed home to win the 200m butterfly, with Brianna Throssell in third place.
Jasmine Greenwood won the women’s 200m individual medley SM10, Keira Stephens captured bronze and Lakeisha Patterson finished fifth.
The 4 x 100m mixed medley relay produced another golden finish for the Aussie team of Kaylee McKeown, Matt Temple, Zac Stubblety-Cook and Emma McKeown.
Matt Temple took silver in the 100m butterfly, with Cody Simpson fifth home. Silvers for Bradley Woodward (200m backstroke) and Samuel Williamson (50m breaststroke) and bronze for Chelsea Hodges (100m breaststroke).
Beach volleyballers Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar continued their perfect winning streak with a 2-0 win over Trinidad and Tobago.