Australian swimmers achieve record medal haul at Games

The swimming came to a close at the Optus Aquatic Centre overnight, with Australia claiming almost 50% of all available medals throughout the competition.

The Aussie swimmers swam away with a record 73 medals overall, exceeding the 57 medals claimed at Glasgow four years ago.

The final tally included 28 gold medals – the highest number of gold medals secured by Australian swimmers at any Games – as well as 21 silver and 24 bronze.


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Mitch Larkin won the most gold overall, with 5 gold medals, while Kyle Chambers and Emma McKeon were a close second with 4 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze respectively.

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In the final night of swimming action, Australia continued to dominate in the pool, winning eight of the nine gold medals on offer.

The men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relay were the highlights of the night with both Australian teams finishing first and securing new Games records.

In the individual events, Emily Seebohm finally won gold in the 50m backstroke, while Mitch Larkin won his fourth individual gold medal in the 200m individual medley.

Ariarne Titmus capped off a stellar Games by winner her third gold medal in the women’s 400m freestyle final.

Lakeisha Patterson won her second gold medal of the Games in the women’s S8 50m freestyle and Brenden Hall, Timothy Hodge and Logan Powell made it an Australian one-two-three in the men’s S9 100m backstroke.

Jack McLoughlin was another winner for the Australians, taking gold in the 1500m freestyle.

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