/ 01 August 2022

Gold standard drama in the pool

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Australia’s top of the Commonwealth Games medal tally by some way – and there have been some standout performances. Emma McKeon drew level with legends Susie O’Neill, Ian Thorpe and Leisel Jones to claim 10 Comm Games gold medals – and this morning, she’s won her 11th in the 50m freestyle. After the race, she said she tries her best at every competition. She’s also involved in an ongoing saga with her ex, Kyle Chalmers. McKeon is now dating former popstar/swimmer Cody Simpson, and Chalmers is sick of being asked about it. After a gold medal-winning turn yesterday, Chalmers told the media to back off. Getting back on track, the Aussie women dominated the marathons with Jess Stenson winning in 2:27.31 and Madison de Rozario taking out the women’s T53/54 event in 1:56. In the men’s marathon, electrician Liam Adams missed out on bronze by 7 seconds having led for almost half of the race. So cruel…

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