Aussie Men’s 4×200 grab Games Gold in another massive night in the pool

The Men’s 4×200 metre Freestyle relay team have managed to close out night four at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre with a Gold, after a slow start to the evening by Team Australia in the pool.

The first race of the night featured Queenslander, Emily Seebohn, who earned a Bronze Medal in the Women’s 200 metre Backstroke.

Canada’s Kylie Masse won the Gold this race and her countrywoman, 17-year-old Taylor Ruck, got the silver.


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The Men’s 100 metre Freestyle was a shock to the system for Australian fans.

Gold Coaster Cam McEvoy and Kyle Chalmers were expected to fight each other for first place, but that wasn’t the case.

Scotland’s Duncan Scott managed flew past Chalmers (third) and South Africa’s Chad le Clos (second) to win his first Commonwealth Games Gold Medal.

Kyle Chalmers, who’s already won two Gold Medals at this year’s Games, said he wasn’t feeling his best heading into the 100m Freestyle final.

“Not so much fatigue, I’ve got a bit of a head cold so that’s the biggest thing I’m dealing with but you can’t use that as an excuse either,” he told Channel Seven.

“I just wasn’t fast enough on the night, anything can happen.”

Things took an upwards turn towards the end of the night with the Aussies sweeping the podium in the Men’s 50 metre Backstroke.

Mitch Larkin took the Gold, Ben Treffers Silver and Zac Incerti claimed his first Commonwealth Games medal, a bronze.

And the good news continued for Australia in the Women’s 50m Butterfly, sweeping the podium again.

This time, Cate Campbell taking first place, Holly Barratt in second and Madeline Groves in third.

However, Australia saved their best performance until the end of the night with the Men’s 4×200 metre Freestyle.

The team of Mack Horton, Kyle Chalmers, Alexander Graham and Elijah Whittington took the Gold and set a new Games record in their wake.

Multiple medal winner Horton said the team achieved something special.

“We were fairly confident we were going to win, we were trying to get the Games record,” he said.

“It’s just great to be part of the team.”

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