Australia smashes World Record In Womens 4×200 Freestyle Relay as Ariarne Titmus splits fastest ever

    Men’s 200m butterfly

    history was on the line for chad le clos from south africa in the 200 butterfly final to potentially become the first swimmer to win the same event at the commonwealth games four times. It looked like that might come true on Sunday night in Birmingham, when Le Clos held the lead for 150 metres, followed by a big twist finish.

    but le clos was chased down the final lap, being beaten at the finish line by lewis clareburt from new zealand, who won gold in 1:55.60 to le clos’s 1:55.89. this is clareburt’s second gold medal at the games, after an impressive 400 im on saturday. clareburt now goes to 200 im on wednesday.

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    “I didn’t think that would happen tonight,” Clareburt said. “I knew after the heat this morning I had a little more to give in the last 50.” “me and chad [le clos] had a little fun on the last leg this morning. those guys were really fast in the first 150m but i knew i had the last 50 on me.”

    “I’m devastated that I didn’t win, I’ll be honest,” said le clos. “I would have cut my finger to win tonight. It meant everything to me and my family. everyone’s in the stands – my friends flew in for this race.

    le clos gave his applause to the New Zealand champion. “Fair game to Lewis, he had a great career. He said he watched me grow up and I said, ‘Man, did you have to do it back in the day? Couldn’t you have given me one more time?’ [He’s an] absolute stud. He’s going to be someone to reckon with two years from now, for sure.”

    le clos assured that this is not the end of the road for him.

    “I’ll be on top of the podium in 2022. I’ve waited a long time to hear my national anthem, so whether it’s this week or world sprint [championships], it’s a promise.”


    james guy, who was also a gold medal favorite going into the race, won bronze in 1:56.77, just ahead of bowen gough from Australia (1:56.84) and duncan scott from Scotland (1:56.89).

    this is the first time since 2006 that chad le clos has not won the commonwealth games gold medal in the 200 butterfly when moss burmester won in melbourne. It is the 18th medal of Le Clos’s career at the Commonwealth Games, tying for the most of all time.

    women’s 50m freestyle

    Australia’s Emma McKeon posted an impressive 23.99 as she led the Australian sweep in the Women’s 50 Freestyle Final as the Olympic Champion led a podium sweep with her teammates meg harris(24.32) and shayna jack(24.36). This is McKeon’s 11th career Commonwealth Games gold medal, the most for any Australian swimmer.

    “It’s special,” McKeon said. “it makes me reflect on the last eight years since my first commonwealth games and i can see how far i’ve come as a person and an athlete. i find it hard to be proud of myself sometimes so that’s something i’ve struggled with along the way. its good to be here with these girls and compete on this team as well. i have a great team behind me that i train with on the gold coast and a great aussie swim team so its amazing that we all support each other “.

    mckeon’s time was just behind sarah sjostrom’s world championship swimming gold medal of 23.98 as the two are likely to battle next year at worlds from fukuoka in japan. McKeon didn’t swim at the Budapest World Championships, but she showed no signs of slowing down as this was the third time she’d gone under 24 seconds in the one-lap event.

    “It’s very special, an Australian one-two-three,” McKeon said. “That’s how we like it. We want the green and gold on the podium.”

    mckeon’s attention now turns to Monday’s 50 fly final, where she is the top seed, as well as the 100 free, which starts tomorrow.

    It was a quick finale for the top three as Harris, who won bronze in Budapest, improved on his life best to now rank 29th all time.

    Women’s 200m breaststroke

    South Africa’s tatjana schoenmaker won South Africa’s second gold medal at the commonwealth games in the women’s breaststroke, taking the four-lap event in a time of 2:21.92, proving to be too strong for the rest of the commonwealth.

    schoenmaker had lined up alongside jenna strauch of australia, who won silver at last month’s world championships where schoenmaker did not attend, where it was expected to be a quick final. Schoenmaker ultimately fell short of her own world record, tapping in 2:21.92 after coming within a second of her own world record pace through 100 metres. schoenmaker’s time was faster than lilly king‘s world championships gold medal winning time of 2:22.41.

    strauch won silver in 2:23.65 for his first medal at the commonwealth games.

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    south africa had much to cheer about, with kaylene corbett winning the bronze medal in 2:23.67, as schoenmaker leapt over the lane lines at the result to hug her teammate . Schoenmaker successfully defended her 2018 gold medal, while Corbett received her first major international medal, over swimming from the likes of England’s molly renshaw (2:24.00) and abbey harkin from Australia 2:24.07) on the last lap.

    Women’s 100m backstroke

    australia’s kaylee mckeown won the long-awaited race with canada’s kylie masse in the 100 back final as they took gold and silver at the olympics and They took first and third place. on the all-time list. the world record was not challenged here, and racing took precedence over the clock. Mckeown won gold in a new games record with 58.60 to Masse’s 58.73.

    mckeown used a fantastic spin to get away from masse off the wall as she knocked down the defending champion. they got a lot of pressure from medi harris of wales (59.62), who won the nation’s first able-bodied medal at birmingham swimming pool.

    This is a promising swim for McKeown, who chose not to swim this event in Budapest last month in favor of the 200m. His time here wouldn’t have won the world title, but he showed his strengths in racing when he beat one of the best racers in the world en masse.

    mckeown and masse will battle it out again tomorrow in the 200 meters back, having also placed first and second at last year’s olympics in that event.

    Men’s 100m Breaststroke

    It was a shocking turn of events as England’s title swimmer and perhaps their greatest swimmer ever, adam peaty, did not celebrate winning the 100m breaststroke gold medal against a local birmingham. crew. Peaty, who had injured his foot earlier this year and forced him out of the world fin championships, finished fourth in the 100 breaststroke final, his first loss in a 100 breaststroke final since 2014.

    However, the English crowd had something to celebrate, as veteran james wilbyused a solid 50 seconds to win the gold medal in 59.25. England have now won five of the last six Commonwealth Games gold medals in the men’s 100m breaststroke while Wilby upgrades his 2018 silver to gold in 2022.

    “I knew what I had to do to run a good race, to put myself in a good position to fight for a medal,” Wilby said. “I am overwhelmed and amazed by the result. We all know that results can be different at different times, and tonight, doing the best race I could has brought me to the top, and I am very proud of that.”

    “Absolutely a brilliant swim,” Peaty said of Wilby. “I’ve been racing him for a long time, he’s a championship rider. It’s an honor that he went to another Englishman.”

    “I’m always chasing him,” Wilby said. “he’s a phenomenal athlete; the fastest bracer in the world, and you can’t take that away from him. but right now, i was able to get a little bit of a lead on him. i’m sure he’ll kick my ass later in the schedule swimming”.

    peaty got off to his usual fast start, leading in the 50 at 27:43, but the effects of the injury were noticeable and he looked vulnerable in the last 50, where wilby and 200 world record holder zac stubblety-cooktook advantage. Both made it home in under 32 seconds, as Wilby moved up to gold, Stubblety-Cook moved up to silver in 59.52, while Australia’s sam williamson (59.82) won bronze.

    “a medal is a medal, but he will be ready in paris [2024 olympics],” stubblety-cook said of peaty. “His world record from him is still three seconds faster than we just swam, so it’s no secret he’s still top 100 in the field. but he proves that anyone can win it.”

    peaty finished fourth with 59.86.

    “About two seconds slower than I was in Tokyo, so obviously there’s a lot going wrong in terms of my footing or recovery,” said Peaty. me the hunger I need at that moment. the sport has been a bit dry for me lately, that’s why I took so much time off, and obviously out of my control, I broke my foot.

    “it was just a bad race and what matters is how we carry on [what matters]. I think I’ve shown the world that I’m a fighter. I don’t care about the medals. It doesn’t matter if I’m second, third or fourth, what matters is fighting and choosing to fight, and that’s my character.”

    women’s 4x200m freestyle

    The Aussies gave a clinic in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay, becoming the first team to go under 7:40, erasing China’s world record from last year by a full second in 7:39.29, topped by ariarne titmus swam the fastest relay division in history in 1:52.82. China’s record was 7:40.33.

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    titmus, the world record holder in the 400 free, became the first to split under 1:53 in a relay when federica pellegrini did it in 1:53.45 back in 2009 .titmus was set up for a world swimming record by teammates madison wilson(1:56.27), kiah melverton(1:55.40), and mollie o ‘callaghan( 1:54.80), who returned the world record to the land below.

    “In the last two races I feel like I haven’t fulfilled my role. I was disappointed last year at the Olympics. I’m glad I can play my role in the team,” said Titmus. “It’s times like this that we do it.”

    The Australians now hold the world record in both women’s freestyle relays, as they were expected to challenge China’s record after the individual 200m freestyle, where Titmus swam 1:53.89, followed by O’Callaghan, who achieved his personal best of 1:54.01. The Aussies improved on their 7:43 from last month’s World Championships in Titmus’s absence, as O’Callaghan, Melverton and Wilson split quicker here than in Budapest.

    australia won ahead of silver medalists canada (7:51.98), who were led by superstar summer mcintosh (1:55.24) in the opening leg. ella jansen(1:57.83), mary-sophie harvey(1:59.65) and katerine savard(1:59.26) followed her until they secured the silver medal, while the England team of freya colbert(1:57.85), tamryn van selm(2:02.60), abbie wood strong>(1:58.99), and freya anderson(1:57.67) won the bronze medal in 7:57.11.

    Men’s 100m freestyle – kyle chalmers in his own league

    kyle chalmers of australia led the 100 free semifinalists with an impressive 47.36 as only david popovici has swum faster in 2022. chalmers did not compete like this at the world championships instead of choosing to run the 100 fly, as the Olympic silver medalist appears to be the man to beat for Monday’s final.


    tom dean, birmingham silver medalist in the 200m freestyle, is seeded second with 47.83 ahead of australia’s william yang (48.38) and ruslan of canada gaziev(48.54). world bronze medalist joshua liendo(48.69) from canada, and 200 gold medalist duncan scott(48.78) from scotland should also note the medal table, But until now no one has had the perfect blend of speed and stamina that Chalmers has.

    Men’s 50m backstroke – double for coetze?

    100 champ pieter coetze from south africa advanced to the final with the best semi-final time of 24.81, just ahead of andrew jeffcoat from new zealand (24.82). swimmers from new zealand are having a good match so far in birmingham, where jeffcoat could score two gold medals for the team after lewis clareburt400 im on saturday.

    Australian ben armbruster(25.21) and bradley woodward(25.25) should drop out of the fight for the bronze medal. India’s Srihari Nataraj (25.38) could also get India’s first swimming medal at the Commonwealth Games as she is the 8th seed after the semi-finals.

    Women’s 50m butterfly – mckeon v. mac neil second round

    Australia’s emma mckeon will have her second head-to-head race with canada’s maggie mac neil in the 50m butterfly final after mckeon swam the fastest time fastest in the semi at 26.02 with mac neil third at 26.19.

    South Africa’s erin gallagher split the two Olympic champions in the summary results with a 26.17 for the second seed, as it would be a big surprise if she wants to win the one-lap event . meanwhile, defending silver medalist holly barratt(26.28) is within striking distance of a medal at age 34.

    Women’s 200m backstroke – kylie v. kaylee second round

    gold and silver medalist from tokyo, kaylee mckeown from australia and kylie masse from canada will meet once again in the 200 backstroke final. After _______ took the first round of the 100 on Sunday, the two will meet over the longest distance, where they are clear favorites ahead of the rest of the field.

    200 m im female: what does summer mcintosh have?

    We’ve seen tremendous swims from Canada’s summer mcintosh this summer, including the fastest 400m in six years on friday night in birmingham. now, mcintosh will try his hand at the 200 im, an event he doesn’t have much of a history of so far in his young international career. will run alongside world silver medalist kaylee mckeown, as well as the English duo of abbie wood and alicia wilson, who made it to the final in Tokyo last year.

    men’s 4x200m freestyle: england v australia

    great britain won the olympic gold medal last year with the quartet of tom dean, james guy, matt richards and duncan scott but with the commonwealth games, dean and guy will represent england, richards will compete for wales and scott for scotland. the english team will continue to be a formidable bunch with the likes of joe litchfield and cameron kurle added to the mix.

    But Australia could be the favorites here, led by bronze medalist Elijah Winton and fourth-placed Mack Horton. The Aussies won silver at the Worlds last month ahead of the British team, but the Commonwealth games bring a different energy, and it will certainly be a race of matches on Monday night.

    all local times

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    • 19:07 Men’s 100m Freestyle Final
    • 19:13 Women’s 200m Backstroke Final
    • 19:50 Men’s 50m Breaststroke Semifinals
    • 19:31 Women’s 100m Freestyle Semifinals
    • 19:57 Men’s 100m Butterfly Semifinals
    • 20:08 Women’s 200m Im Final
    • 20:16 men’s 50m freestyle s7
    • 20:22 100m breaststroke women sb6
    • 20:37 50m backstroke men final
    • 20:43 Women’s 50m Butterfly Final
    • 21:04 Women’s 100m Breaststroke Semifinals
    • 21:16 Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay

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