Commonwealth Games: Aussie swimmers clean up the competition in another relay

Australia’s golden girls in the pool have done it again at the Commonwealth Games, taking the Gold Medal in the Women’s 4x 200m Freestyle Relay.

The awesome foursome of Emma McKeon, Brianna Throssell, Leah Neale and Ariarne Titmus touched the wall before silver medallists Canada and England, who took bronze.

Ariarne Titmus managed to hold off a late surge from Canadian starlet, Taylor Ruck, in a dramatic last leg.


Titmus said she was confident in the plan the Aussies had devised to keep Ruck out of the race.

“Taylor is a fast swimmer so I knew she’d put the pressure on in the first 100m,” she said.

“I know that we have a great back end and I could trust that to hold on so, I’m really happy.”

The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre was packed out on Saturday night, and Leah Neale said the atmosphere spurred her along during her leg.

“It was absolutely crazy, I could hear it in the water,” she said.

“Olympics is obviously the pinnacle of our sport, but being in front of this crowd, I’m very proud of the girls.”