Article courtesy of Commonwealth Games Birmingham 2022.
Birmingham Update – Day 6
The Aussies have added 17 medals to their tally, with four gold, six silver and seven bronze on Day 6 in Birmingham.
Our swimmers capped off their dominance in the pool with nine more medals, three each of gold, silver and bronze.
Ariarne Titmus finished her extraordinary Games campaign with gold and a Games record in the 400m freestyle (3:58.06) to take the 200m, 400m and 800m treble.
Sam Short stormed home to win his first individual gold medal, the 1500m freestyle, in his debut Games. The team of Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges, Emma McKeon and Mollie O’Callaghan triumphed in the 4 x 100m medley relay.
In the men’s 4 x 100m medley relay, Bradley Woodward, Zac Stubblety-Cook, Matt Temple and Kyle Chalmers narrowly missed gold by 0.08 seconds, to finish with silver.
Silver medals also went to Ben Hance in the 200m freestyle S14 and Mollie O’Callaghan in the 50m backstroke, while Jack Ireland (200m freestyle S14) and Kiah Melverton (400m freestyle) will bring home bronze.
Beach volleyballers Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett overcame a stiff challenge from Rwanda to seal top spot on the Pool B table with a 21-16, 21-18 win.