Australia ended at the top with a total of 178 medals including 67 gold, 57 silver, and 54 bronze followed by the host country England with a total of 176 medals including 57 gold, 66 silver, and 53 bronze. Canada finished third with a total of 92 medals including 26 gold, 32 silver, and 34 bronze.
In the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Birmingham, England, Australia is leading on point table with thirteen gold medals, New Zealand is runner up with seven gold medals while England is on 3rd position with five gold medals.
Meanwhile, in Hockey event, Pakistan will play against New Zealand in their second match today. Earlier, in the opening match, Pakistan and South Africa ended in a draw yesterday as both the teams scored two goals each.
Australia off to a flyer as swim stars shine at Commonwealth Games
BIRMINGHAM: Australia dominated the first night of action in the Commonwealth Games pool in Birmingham on Friday night to race clear at the top of medals table. Olympic champions AriarneTitmus and Zac Stubblety-Cook showed their class in tight races while world champion Elijah Winnington powered home in style.
Australia finished their evening on cloud nine by winning the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay, with Emma McKeon collecting the ninth Commonwealth gold of her career. They won eight medals out of a possible 16 on day one of sporting action at the Games — five clear of second-placed New Zealand. Titmus, who won 200m and 400m freestyle gold at last year’s Tokyo Olympics, was given a mighty scare in the women’s 200m freestyle at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre by 18-year-old compatriot Mollie O’Callaghan.
The double Olympic champion was in control for most of the race but was hunted down the final stretch, edging home by just 0.12sec in a new Games record of 1min 53.89sec. “Moll has been killing in training, she is young, feisty, hungry — I knew she would be there,” Titmus told Australia’s Channel 7. “It is fun to have a race.”