Commonwealth Games | Birmingham Update | Day 3

By 01/08/2022News, Uncategorized

Media courtesy of the AUS Commonwealth games.

Another golden night for the Aussies in Birmingham, with history-making feats across the board. Eleven gold medals, five silver and six bronze were added to the tally, taking our total number of medals to 52.

In the pool, Emma McKeon has made history, surpassing Ian Thorpe, Susie O’Neill and Leisel Jones to become Australia’s most decorated Commonwealth Games athlete by claiming her 11th gold medal in the 50m freestyle final.

The occasion was made even more special with a clean sweep of the podium, Meg Harris (silver) and Shayna Jack (bronze) standing beside her.

Also claiming gold in the pool were Kaylee McKeown (100m backstroke) and the 4 x 200m freestyle relay team of Madi Wilson, Kiah Malverton, Mollie O’Callaghan and Ariarne Titmus with a world record. Silver medals went to Tim Hodge (100m breaststroke SB8), Jenna Strauch (200m breaststroke) and Zac Stubblety-Cook (100m breaststroke), while Sam Williamson (100m breaststroke) and Blake Cochrane (100m breaststroke SB8) in his final Commonwealth Games got a bronze. And Kyle Chalmers has progressed to the 100m freestyle final, setting a Commonwealth Games record in his semi.

Our women’s beach volleyball team of Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy started their Birmingham campaign by defeating Sri Lanka in straight sets.

All the action continues tonight from 5.30pm AEST on 7Plus.

Eleven gold medals, five silver and six bronze were added to the tally overnight, taking our total number of medals to 52.