At the halfway point of the Birmingham 2022 swimming competition, the Dolphins have collected an almighty haul of 11 gold, 12 silver and 11 bronze medals.
On night four at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, the Aussies will look to build on the success from the previous three days as they chase gold in eight medal races.
Three Australians, William Xu Yang, Kyle Chalmers, and Zac Invreti line up in the first final of the evening, the Men’s 100m Freestyle. Chalmers, who will be swimming in lane 4, broke the Commonwealth Games Record in his Sunday semi-final.
In the Women’s 200m Backstroke, Kaylee McKeown touched with the fastest time in the morning’s heads to secure pole position. Mina Atherton joins McKeown as the second Aussie in the final from lane 3.
Three gold caps are in the pool for the Women’s 200m Individual Medley led by Abbey Harkin as the fast Aussie from the heats. Ella Ramsay and Kaylee McKeown swim from lanes 2 and 7 respectively.
Matthew Levy dives into his final race as a competitive swimmer from lane 4 in the Men’s 50m Freestyle S7. Levy has become an icon of Australian swimming through his five Paralympic Games and countless international medals. Levy will be joined by Joel Mundie in his last swim.
Both Ella Jones and Isabelle Vincent will be aiming for the podium in the Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6. The pair swam together in the Women’s 100m Backstroke S8 yesterday putting on a display of perseverance and determination.
19-year-old Ben Armbruster dives into his only event of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Men’s 50m Backstroke, from lane 3. Bronze medallist in the 100m Backstroke, Bradley Woodward, swims in lane 6 of the same final.
Emma McKeon has made history in Birmingham by becoming the most successful Commonwealth Games athlete of all time, but she’s not finished yet. McKeon swims alongside Alex Perkins and Holly Barratt in what will be a showstopping Women’s 50m Butterfly.
In the final race of the session, the Australian Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay will swim for gold. If the Men can recreate the success of the Women’s Relay from Sunday, they will extend their winning streak in the event to four Games.
Day 4 Finals
|Men’s 100m Freestyle||William Xu Yang – Lane 3
Kyle Chalmers – Lane 4
Zac Incerti – Lane 8
|Women’s 200m Backstroke||Mina Atherton – Lane 3
Kaylee McKeown – Lane 4
|Women’s 200m Individual Medley||Ella Ramsay – Lane 2
Kaylee McKeown – Lane 7
Abbey Harkin – Lane 6
|Men’s 50m Freestyle S7||Matthew Levy – Lane 4
Joel Mundie – Lane 7
|Women’s 100m Breaststroke SB6||Isabella Vincent – Lane 1
Ella Jones – Lane 7
|Men’s 50m Backstroke||Ben Armbruster – Lane 3
Bradley Woodward – Lane 6
|Women’s 50m Butterfly||Alex Perkins – Lane 2
Emma McKeon – Lane 4
Holly Barratt – Lane 6
|Men’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay||Australia – Lane 4|