Peaty defends Commonwealth title

7 Apr 2018

Adam Peaty of Team England took gold and successfully defended his Men’s 100m Breaststroke Commonwealth title.

After setting a new Games record of 58.59 in the semi-finals Peaty returned to the pool on the third day of swimming and delivered another controlled swim under 59 seconds.

Teammate and Peaty’s training partner, James Wilby made it an English one-two as he stormed the final 50 metres and took silver in a new personal best time of 59.43.

South Africa’s Cameron Van De Burgh claimed bronze behind England’s Peaty and Wilby.

Scot’s Ross Murdoch and Craig Benson finished fifth and sixth respectively and Andrew Willis (England) in eighth rounded of the home nation athletes.

Duncan Scott

Scotland’s Duncan Scott powered home on the final length of the Men’s 200m Butterfly to take the bronze and his third medal of these Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Scott joined Chad Le Clos (South Africa) and Australian David Morgan on the podium, who collected the gold and silver respectively.

Jacob Peters (England) came from lane one to close the final ranked fifth overall after another stellar swim on his senior international debut.

Molly Renshaw and Chloe Tutton

The Women’s 200m Breaststroke served up more medal success for Team England as Molly Renshaw went one better than her Glasgow 2014 result to take the silver medal ahead of Chloe Tutton who claimed bronze and the first medal in the pool for Team Wales at Gold Coast 2018.

The gold medal went to South African swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker.

The Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay brought the third day of finals to a close and it was another medal for Team England as their quartet of Eleanor Faulkner, Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Freya Anderson and Holly Hibbott.

They took bronze behind Australia who set a new Games record of 7:48.04 for the gold medal and Canada in silver.

Scotland’s team of Lucy Hope, Camilla Hattersley, Abbie Houston and Hannah Miley finished fourth and Wales, represented by Kathryn Greenslade, Ellena Jones, Jazmin Carlin and Chloe Tutton were fifth.

Jacob Leach sets a new lifetime best of 1:25.35 in the Men’s SB8 100m Breaststroke to finish fifth in the Commonwealth Games final.

Georgia Davies (Wales) was just off the medals in the final of the Women’s 100m Backstroke Final, she finished fifth and fellow Brit Kathleen Dawson of Team Scotland was just behind her in sixth place.

Team England’s Anna Hopkin was just off her personal best in the Women’s 50m Freestyle final and ranked seventh after one length of the Optus Aquatics Centre. Danielle Hill (Northern Ireland) was the other home nation swimmer in the final and she finished eighth.

The podium in the 50m Freestyle featured an Australian one-two in the form of the Campbell sisters, Cate took gold and Bronte silver. Bronze went to Canada’s Taylor Ruck.

It was a clean sweep for the medals by Australia, gold went to Timothy Disken, silver went to Timothy Hodge and Blake Cochrane claimed the bronze.

Toni Shaw competed in her second final of the Gold Coast 2018 Games, the Women’s SM10 Individual Medley, and posted another personal best time of 2:38.38. She finished in sixth place.

Paralympic Champion Sophie Pascoe (New Zealand) was the gold medallist, in silver was Canada’s Aurelie Rivard and in front of a home crowd, Australia’s Katherine Downie took the bronze.

Six home nation athletes went into the semi-finals of the Men’s 50m Backstroke with four successfully into the final tomorrow night.

Jersey swimmer Harry Shalamon is the fastest Brit returning to battle it out for the medals, he’ll be joined by Conor Ferguson of Northern Ireland, Xavier Castelli of Wales and Craig McNally (Scotland).

Thomas Hollingsworth (Guernsey) and Jordan Gonzalez (Gibraltar) ranked 11th and 14th respectively and will not swim again.

Of three Welsh semi-finalists in the Women’s 50m Butterfly Final, it was Alys Thomas that progressed to the final. Harriet Jones and Harriet West just missed out on the chance to contest the medals.

The Isle of Man’s Charlotte Atkinson also went in the 50m Butterfly semi-finals, she ranked 14th.

Duncan Scott went in the Men’s 100m Freestyle semi-finals for his second swim of day three finals after taking bronze for Team Scotland in the 200m fly. Scott touched second in the opening semi-final and sealed his place in the tomorrow’s title showdown.

Calum Jarvis (Wales), Jordan Sloan (NIR), Jack Thorpe (Scotland) and David Cumberlidge (ENG) all miss out on a finals berth.