Australia remain at the top of the Commonwealth Games medal tally despite host England surging on day eight to close the top of the standings.
Australia added a series of minor medals on day eight in athletics, diving, wrestling and artistic gymnastics but fell short of winning a gold medal.
Australia have 50 golds and 140 medals in total so far, while hosts England are just three golds behind Australia (47 golds, 131 in total).
But there is still a long way to go, Australia are still hoping that both the men’s and women’s hockey teams can win gold – the latter against England in the final!
Read on for all the latest news on Australia’s medals on Day 8 in Birmingham!
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Read on for more details and the full medal tally.
The Australians topped the tally with 198 medals – including 80 gold – at Gold Coast four years ago.
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COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDAL COUNT (STARTING FRIDAY 11:45 PM AEST)
1. Australia — 50, 44, 46, 140
2. England — 47, 46, 38, 131
3. Canada—19, 24, 24, 67
4. New Zealand — 17, 11, 13, 41
5. India — 9, 8, 9, 26
6. Scotland — 8, 8, 19, 35
7. South Africa — 7, 7, 8, 22
8. Nigeria — 7, 3, 6, 16
9. Wales — 4, 5, 10, 19
10. Malaysia — 4, 4, 3, 11
See the full medal tally live here.
DAY-TO-DAY MEDAL LIST
Australia won bronze in the men’s 3m springboard synchronized diving final with the TikTok star Samuel Fricker and Shixin Li posting a total of 374.52.
Brittany O’Brien won silver in the 1m springboard diving, scoring a total of 279.6 to finish behind Canadian Mia Vallée at 291.85.
Daniel Golubovic took silver in the decathlon after winning the 1500m, and his compatriot Cedric Dubler won the bronze.
australia jayden laurent showed remarkable courage to win a bronze medal in the men’s 86kg freestyle after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in the semifinals.
Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva won bronze in the rhythmic gymnastics individual all-around final.
Samuel Carter won bronze in the men’s 1500m T53/54 final, ahead of fellow Australian Jake Lappin in fourth.
Grace Brown made it a golden start to matchday seven in Birmingham. The 30-year-old won the women’s individual time trial, posting a time of 40:05:20 – 33 seconds faster than her closest finisher.
There was also a gold medal for Madi de Rozario in the women’s 1,500m T53/54 event with Rohan Denis who won the men’s individual time trial.
Matthew Denny completed the day’s gold medals by winning the men’s discus.
Sam Shorts managed to clinch Australia’s first gold medal of the day in the men’s 1500m freestyle as Ariane Timus held off a sensational Canadian teenager to win the women’s 400 freestyle.
There was gold for the women’s 4 x 100m medley relay consisting of Emma McKeon, Chelsea Hodges, Kaylee McKeown and Mollie O’Callaghanwhile Evan O’Hanlon won the men’s T37/38 100m.
james bacueti won Australia’s first medal in men’s gymnastics of these Games, winning bronze in men’s vault. 20-year-old English sensation Jake Jarman won gold – his FOURTH of the Games – ahead of fellow Englishman Giarnni Regini-Moran.
Aofie Coughlan won the gold medal in the women’s 70kg judo final while Eileen Cikamatana set a new Games record en route to a gold medal in the women’s 87kg weightlifting final.
In swimming, Mollie O’Callaghan created a stunning upset to win the gold medal in the women’s 100m freestyle as Elisabeth Dekkers won the women’s 200m butterfly.
Pearse Pass also continued the gold rush in the pool with gold in the men’s S10 100 butterfly, as did Jasmine Greenwood in the SM10 women’s 200m individual medley.
It wouldn’t be a gold rush in the pool without Ariane Timus neither, as the Queenslander stormed home to win the women’s 800m freestyle.
The team of Emma McKeon, Matt Temple, Kaylee McKeown and Zac Stubblety-Cook won the gold medal in the 4 x 100 m individual mixed medley relay.
Nina Kennedy won gold in the women’s pole vault, as did Australian Men’s 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball.
Australia finished day four with 31 gold, 20 silver and 21 bronze (71 in total!), ahead of England and New Zealand.
Georgia Goodwin narrowly won gold in women’s vault against Canadian Laurie Denommee, while on the track, Matthew Glaetzer won gold in the men’s 1000m time trial. Ellen Ryan won gold in women’s bowls singles and Tinka Easton upset winning gold in judo.
In the swimming pool, Kyle Chalmers won the 100m freestyle, Kaylee McKeown won the 200m backstroke and Matthew Levy won gold in the men’s S7 50m freestyle. Emma McKeon then narrowly captured gold in the 50m breaststroke to take her Games record to 12 gold medals, while the Australians ended the evening with victory in the 4x200m freestyle men.
Elsewhere, the 49-year-old legend Jian Fang Lai led the Australian team to the bronze medal in the women’s team table tennis event.
It started with a doubles victory alongside Yangzi Liu, who won his own singles match before Jian Fang Lay sealed the 3-0 win against Wales with his own singles win.
Kyle Bruce won silver in the men’s 81kg weightlifting after a heartbreaking jury decision overturned his last gold-winning lift.
The Australian men’s treble won silver in lawn bowling, battling back from 12-1 in the final to level the score at 12-12 against England before falling 14-12.
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Australians Sam Harding and Jonathan Goerlach started the day with superb silver and bronze medals in the men’s final of the PTVI triathlon.
Emma McKeon and Kaylee McKeown then added two more gold medals in the pool by winning the women’s 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke respectively.
McKeon drives home Meg Harris in silver with Shayna Jack (24.36) finishing third.
In the men’s 50m breaststroke, Zac Stubblety-Cook (59.52) won bronze.
The women’s 4x200m freestyle relay team then had a dominant campaign in the pool breaking the world record.
Georgia Godwin won the women’s rhythmic gymnastics all-around final.
australia 7 women The rugby team then put the pain of Tokyo behind them to claim gold in the final against Fiji.
In track cycling, Matthew Richardson won the men’s sprint final.
Kristina Clonan won gold in the 500m time trial.
Georgia Baker won the women’s 25km points race, while Jessica Gallagher captured her second gold of the Games in the women’s tandem 1000m time trial with pilot Caitlin neighborhood.
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Madison de Rozario won the women’s T53/54 marathon in style, dominating the field to win in a Commonwealth Games record time of 1:56:00.
Jess Stensson won the women’s marathon with an incredible run, surpassing her two bronze medals in Glasgow and the Gold Coast.
It was another heartbreaking day in the pool, with Katja Dedekind winning a gold medal in the women’s S13 50m freestyle while the men’s and women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relays finished first.
There were silver medals for Maeva Plouffe in the women’s 3000m individual pursuit, Brendon Smith in the men’s 400m individual medley, Emma McKeon in the women’s 100m butterfly and in the artistic gymnastics team.
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Matt Hauser had the honor of being the first Australian to medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, winning the bronze medal in the men’s triathlon sprint distance final.
Ariane Timus won gold in the women’s 200m freestyle, the 18-year-old Australian Mollie O’Callaghan won silver in an incredible late charge, ahead of Madison Wilson.
Elie Winnington won gold in the men’s 400m freestyle, ahead of fellow Australians Sam Shorts and Mack Horton. Zac Stubblety-Cook won gold in the men’s 200m breaststroke while Kiah Melverton won silver in the women’s 400m medley.
In the final race of the first night, Australia won gold in the 4x100m mixed relay.