Commonwealth Games: Australia sweeps the podium TWICE at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre

The Australian swimming team had the best possible start to night five of the Commonwealth Games, with Aussies filling the podium in both the Men’s 200 metre Backstroke and the Women’s 800 metre Freestyle.

Queenslander Mitch Larkin continued his fantastic form at the Games, he’s now won all of the Men’s Backstroke events.

Larkin’s taken his tally of Gold Medals to three, and said it’s a fantastic feeling to see his hard work paying off.


“It’s unbelievable, words can’t describe it. You train so hard, you put so much effort into it,” the 24-year-old said.

“This medal represents so much more, those laps in the pool and all of the up and downs.

Bradley Woodward finished second and Josh Beaver came third.

In the first women’s race of the night, Ariarne Titmus furthered her reputation of one of the best young swimmers in Australia.

The 17-year-old blew the competition out of the water in the Women’s 800 metre Freestyle, taking a Gold Medal in her wake.

Australia’s dominance continued with  Jessica Ashwood getting a Silver Medal Kiah Melverton earning a Bronze.