Commonwealth Games Day 5 wrap as Cody Simpson, Emma McKeon, Shayna Jack, Nina Kennedy and Rohan Browning compete

Emma McKeon extended her lead as the all-time individual gold medal record holder in another monster day of gold medal brilliance from Australia at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

Australia is now 11 medals clear at the top of the overall standings with 11 more gold, plus 12 silver and 12 bronze.

England still sits second after its athletes also had a huge day, bringing home 10 gold.

McKeon’s 13th Games gold when she finished off the last leg of the 400m mixed medley relay to win in style alongside Kaylee McKeown, Matthew Temple and Zac Stubblety-Cook.

But the superstar was upstaged in a massive 100m freestyle upset when teenager and fellow Aussie Molly O’Callaghan stormed home to win gold. Shayna Jack took the silver medal, with McKeon relegated to third, completing an all-Aussie clean sweep of the podium.

Elsewhere in the pool, Ariarne Titmus fought off a strong challenge from Australian teammate Kiah Melverton to win the 800m freestyle final, and Lani Pallister rounded out the top three to make it a second clean sweep of medals for Australia in the pool.

Col Pearce was also dominant in the pool, taking gold in the men’s 100m S10 butterfly.

Athletics got underway for the Games, and Nina Kennedy backed up her World Championships gold medal with Commonwealth gold.

Australia also claimed two gold medals in judo and one in gymnastics, weightlifting, and wheelchair basketball.

Australia is still in control of the medal tally. Credits: 7Sport


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