Commonwealth Games 2018 Swimming Round Up - Day 3

Commonwealth Games 2018 Swimming Round Up - Day 3

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Day 3 of the commonwealth swimming games 2018 - all the results and highlights from the event! Keep up to date with times and one's to watch with our swimming guide here or follow our social media for live updates!

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Day 3 Results:

Men's 200m butterfly

Gold Medal - Chad le Clos - South Africa

Silver Medal - David Morgan - Australia

Bronze Medal - Duncan Scott - Scotland

The 2018 Commonwealth Games has seen records broken and personal bests were beaten but Chad le Clos has taken it to a whole new level with a Commonwealth Games record time of 1:54.00 for the 200m butterfly, an amazing 2.36sec clear of his nearest rival and beating the the mark of 1 minute 55.07 seconds that he set at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

His victory means he has now won the 200m butterfly at the Commonwealth Games a record three times (2010, 2014, 2018) and all three have been in a games-record time!

An amazing last 25m from Duncan Scott saw him take bronze to give him his third medal so far in the 2018 Commonwealth games as well as a new PB!

One of the favourites for this event, England's James Guy, did not even take to the blocks for this race with dehydration given as the reason for his withdrawal. 

Women's 50m freestyle

Gold Medal - Cate Campbell - Australia (Plus a new Commonwealth Games record!)

Silver Medal - Bronte Campbell - Australia

Bronze Medal - Taylor Ruck - Canada

Cate Campbell posted a third-fastest time ever for 50m freestyle title with a 23.78.

Men's 100m breaststroke

Gold Medal - Adam Peaty - England (58.84)

Silver Medal - James Wilby - England (59.43)

Bronze Medal - Cameron van der Burgh - South Africa (59.44)

Adam Peaty successfully defended his Men's 100m Breaststroke Commonwealth title, and beat his own Commonwealth Games record in the process, but he was not as dominant as he was expected to be and was pushed hard by James Wilby and Cameron van der Burgh who took silver and bronze.

James Wilby set a new PB thanks to a strong finish in the last 25m.

Despite having another gold medal around his neck Adam Peaty was decidedly downbeat after the race saying;

I won but even though it's a gold medal and it's four years undefeated and that's completed the circle, I'm not happy with that performance because it was not the best version of me. That's the first time ever where I've felt not in control of my race

After a performance that was some 1.7 seconds off his PB, maintaining motivation could be a bigger threat than any rival in the pool as he looks to compete up to the Los Angeles Olympics in 2028. Peaty now has his sights set on the 50m breaststroke event where he will once again look to asert his dominance.

Women's 100m backstroke

Gold Medal - Kylie Masse - Canada

Silver Medal - Emily Seebohm - Australia

Bronze Medal - Taylor Ruck - Canada

In a close run race Kylie Masse took gold by just 0.03 of a second from Australia's Emily Seebohm. Masse's race-winning time of 58.63 was a new Commonwealth Games record.

Women's 200m breaststroke

Gold Medal - Tatjana Schoenmaker - South Africa

Silver Medal - Molly Renshaw - England

Bronze Medal - Chloe Tutton - Wales

Chloe Tutton was an early pace-setter in this race but Schoenmaker timed her charge perfectly in the third 50m to finish strongly and overhaul the Welsh swimmer and take gold in a time of 2.22.02. England's Molly Renshaw just pipped Tutton for silver on the very last stroke of the race to come home in 2:23.28 from lane 2.

Women's 4x200m freestyle relay

Gold Medal - Australia

Silver Medal - Canada

Bronze Medal - Team England

Canada overhauled Team England to take silver in a race which was initially dominated by the Australian team. Canada pushed the Australians hard in the final leg but the 10,000 strong crowd saw the home nation hold on to take gold with a new games record time of 7:48.04.

Medal Table

Commonwealth Games 2018 Medal Table Latest

Correct as of 14:00 (07/04/2018)




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