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December 1, 2023

Commonwealth: Australia’s Emma McKeon With 10th Gold Medal As Australia Increase Gold Tally To 13

SMETHWICK, ENGLAND – JULY 30: Emma McKeon of Team Australia reacts after competing in the Women’s 50m Freestyle Semi-Final on day two of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at Sandwell Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2022 on the Smethwick, England. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

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It was another day of gold medal rush as team Australia increased her tally of gold medals from eight to thirteen.

The team continued their dominance in the swimming event racking up a total of eleven medals in the pool with three gold and two silver and six bronze medals.


Madi Wilson, Shayna Jack, Mollie O’Callaghan and Emma McKeon won gold in the women’s 4×100 freestyle.

It was McKeon’s 10th Commonwealth gold, equalling Ian Thorpe, Susie O’Neill and Leisel Jones.

“It is special – they’re people that I looked up to growing up and the Commonwealth Games has so much history in Australia,” McKeon said.

“They’re the ones that inspired me and a lot of the other girls and guys on the team to do what we’re doing now.

“To be a part of that history hopefully for the future generations coming through is pretty special.

“I know what I felt like growing up and watching those people and hopefully I can inspire people as well.”

McKeon also pocketed a silver medal in the women’s 100m butterfly and Brendon Smith took silver in the men’s 400m individual medley.

Six Australians won bronze medals on Saturday night – Chelsea Hodges (women’s 50m breaststroke), Elijah Winnington (men’s 200m freestyle), Bradley Woodward (men’s 100m backstroke), Brianna Throssell (women’s 100m butterfly), Jacob Templeton (men’s 50m freestyle S13) and Kirralee Hayes (women’s 50m freestyle S13).

Flynn Southam, Zac Incerti, William Yang and Kyle Chalmers took out the men’s 4×100 freestyle in a games record time to round out Day 2 in the pool at Birmingham.

Katja Dedekind also won at the pools, giving Australia their sixth gold in the women’s 50m freestyle S13 swimming.

The para Olympian clocked a time of 26.56 seconds, bettering the previous world benchmark of 26.67 set by Italian Carlotta Gilli in 2018 in the

There were gold medals in Marathon as Madison de Rozario blew the field away to take gold in the women’s Marathon T53/T54.

Jessica Stenson also won the women’s Marathon event.


Romi Brown, Breanna Scott, Georgia Godwin, Emily Whitehead and Kate McDonald took out silver for Australia in the women’s artistic gymnastics.

Maeve Plouffe (silver, women’s 3000m individual pursuit) and Conor Leahy (bronze, men’s 4000m individual pursuit) were the medal winners for Australia in track cycling.

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Credit: @7Sport

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