Commonwealth Games 2018 Swimming Round Up - Day 5
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Day 5 Results:
Men's 200m backstroke
Gold Medal - Mitch Larkin (Australia)
Silver Medal - Bradley Woodward (Australia)
Bronze Medal - Josh Beaver (Australia)
Mitch Larkin has created history as the first swimmer to win all three backstroke finals at a single Commonwealth Games. Australian backstroke veteran Mitch Larkin produced a 1:56.10 in the 200 backstroke final to earn himself the victory. Fellow Aussies Bradley Woodward and Josh Beaver followed behind in second and third, to form a 1-2-3 Australian sweep.
Women's 800m freestyle
Gold Medal - Ariarne Titmus (Australia)
Silver Medal - Jessica Ashwood (Australia)
Bronze Medal - Kiah Melverton (Australia)
Titmus' victory came in an Australian sweep of the medals - teammate Jessica Ashwood took the silver and Kiah Melverton the bronze in the final. Titmus blitzed the 800m field, winning by almost six and a half seconds in 8 minutes 20.02 seconds.
Men's S7 50m freestyle
Gold Medal - Matthew Levy (Australia)
Silver Medal - Christian Sadie (South Africa)
Bronze Medal - Wei Soong Toh (Singapore)
Matthew Levy struck gold in the Men's S7 50m Free, tweeting: "Proud to say I am Commonwealth Games Gold medalists in the S7 50 Freestyle. Thanks for the support."
Women's SB9 100m breaststroke
Gold Medal - Sophie Pascoe (New Zealand)
Silver Medal - Paige Leonhardt (Australia)
Gold Medal - Cameron van der Burgh (South Africa)
Silver Medal - Adam Peaty (England)
Bronze Medal - James Wilby (England)
In today's 50 breast final we saw a shocking turn of events - Adam Peaty had to settle for a silver in today's games with a time of 26.62, Cameron van der Burgh claimed victory clocking a time of 26.58 seconds. It was a shock loss for Peaty who had been tipped to add to the collection with a second gold after his win in the 100m breaststroke.
Women's 100m breaststroke
Gold Medal - Tatjana Schoenmaker (South Africa)
Bronze Medal - Georgia Bohl (Australia)
Women's 200m butterfly
Gold Medal - Alys Thomas (Wales)
Silver Medal - Laura Taylor (Australia)
Bronze Medal - Emma McKeon (Australia)
It's a first medal for Team Wales in the pool of Commonwealth Games as Alys Thomas touches first in the Women's 200m Butterfly with a personal best and new GAMES RECORD of 2:05.45!
Women's 100m freestyle
Gold Medal - Bronte Campbell (Australia)
Silver Medal - Cate Campbell (Australia)
Bronze Medal - Taylor Ruck (Canada)
It was a sister act in the pool as the Campbell siblings race for gold. Bronte had reversed the roles in winning gold ahead of her sister Cate taking silver in the 100m freestyle and it's been as positive reaction on Twitter:
"@Bronte_Campbell, you a star. Cate may've been favourite and got pipped, but so much credit goes to Bronte for not slipping in the last 30"
"I AM ALL ABOUT BRONTE CAMPBELL.#CG2018"
"Sensational race @Bronte_Campbell well done!!!"
Men's 100m butterfly
Gold Medal - Chad le Clos (South Africa)
Bronze Medal - Grant Irvine (Australia)
COMMONWEALTH GAMES TALKING POINTS
Adam Peaty Denied Golden Double
A thrilling 50m breaststroke race took place today at the Commonwealth games which left a surprise defeat from Adam Peaty settling for silver with Cameron van der Burgh beating Peaty to the gold by 0.04 seconds. Van der Burgh claimed victory clocking a time of 26.58 seconds, Peaty coming in at 26.62, it was a shock loss for Peaty who had been tipped to add to his ever growing collection with a second gold after his victory in the 100m breaststroke from Saturday. Fellow Englishmen James Wilby earned a bronze with a time of 27.37.
"It was a great race. Credit to Van der Burgh," Peaty told BBC Sport. "I've been off my best all week. In April I'm never this fast so I'll take it as a positive and move on to the Europeans."
Adam Peaty later posted on Instagram:
It’s not who we become in victory that defines us, it’s who we become in defeat. Couldn’t have gone to a nicer guy! Well done @cameronvdburgh
Ben Proud Making A Successful Return To The Pool!
Ben Proud made a record breaking comeback to the pool in the 50m freestyle in day 5 of the heats. Taking the top speed in the 50 free, Proud ended up breaking his own record from Glasgow by 0.3 of a second in 21.45.
The England swimmer said:
"Before the race I was being a bit reserved, but as soon as I hit the water I knew I was safe. I just ticked over. I didn’t hold but, but it is the morning swim and I wasn’t pushing or putting in any emotions." Proud will be back for the final tomorrow at 10:45am (UK time)
1st Gold Meal For Wales!
"I'm over the moon, I can't believe it. I can't wait to hear the anthem!"
It was a historic games-record victory for the Welsh swimmer Alys Thomas with a time of 2:05.45 in today's 200m butterfly final. At the age of 26 Thomas made the first commonwealth gold in the pool for Wales in today's event.
Campbell Sister Act
The Australian sister's where making waves today in the pool during the 100 free final. Bronte (52.27) had reversed the roles in winning gold respectively earning herself a new Commonwealth games record, ahead of her sister Cate taking home a silver with a time of 52.69.
A Golden Day For Team Australia!
It was an Aussie gold rush today at the pool in the Commonwealth games - following this last night, that’s four clean sweeps for individual events in a row for Australia in the pool!
Team Australia have now won 60 medals at the pool: neatly, 20 of each colour!
Today's Medal Table