Commonwealth Games: Cate Campbell too good in the Women’s 50m Freestyle

Cate Campbell’s domination at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games continues with the Queenslander winning another gold, this time the in Women’s 50m Freestyle.

Bronte Campbell managed to clinch the silver, only 0.48 seconds behind her sister, and 17-year-old Canadian Taylor Ruck came in third.

Cate Campbell said the atmosphere at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre was unbelievable.


“When the crowd started chanting ‘Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!’ just before the start, (I thought) this is goosebump stuff,” she said.

The 25-year-old added she was happy how she dealt with the pressures of a Commonwealth Games final.

“That’s what we thrive on and the thing I’ll probably miss the most when we retire,” she said.

“As much as you hate it, you love it at the same time – it’s a love-hate relationship.”

Cate’s sister Bronte admitted she was happy for her big sister to get the gold, but wouldn’t mind swapping the order around occasionally.

“It never gets old, I could keep doing that for a long time (earning a silver medal). I mean, maybe we could switch the order around every now and again, I’m so happy with that,” she said.

In the first race of the night, Australian swimmer David Morgan earned silver in the Men’s 200m butterfly.

Emily Seebohn came in second in the Women’s 100m backstroke, only 0.03 of a second behind first placed Kylie Masse.