James Guy (ENG) anchored England into fourth position, posting the third fastest split of the final
Day 2 - Team Speedo in the medals again on day two of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Thomas Fraser-Holmes led an Australian 1-2 in the Men’s 200m Freestyle final coming from behind to take the gold medal ahead of teammate Cameron McEvoy, who led for the majority of the race. David McKeon, the third Australian in the final, had to settle for a fourth place finish with James Guy (ENG) in sixth. Both McKeon and Guy won medals in the 400m Freestyle event on Thursday.
Chasing a tough double, Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) was back in the pool later in the session in the Men’s 400m Individual Medley final winning a silver medal, just missing out on a double gold. Alia Atkinson (JAM) also won a silver medal in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke, only Jamaica’s fourth medal ever in Swimming at the Commonwealth Games. Whilst, Emma McKeon (AUS) won her third medal of the Games so far adding bronze in the Women’s 100m Butterfly, to the two gold medals one on day one. Defending champion Alicia Coutts (AUS) finished in the fourth place.
The final gold medal of the session went in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay where Cameron McEvoy brought Australia home for victory with a superb anchor leg, collecting his second medal of the evening. Leith Shankland helped South Africa to a silver medal, handing over in the lead before McEvoy brought Australia home.
Team Speedo Medal List – Day 2
Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) Gold 200m Freestyle, Silver 400m Individual Medley
Cameron McEvoy (AUS) Gold 4x100m Freestyle Relay, Silver 200m Freestyle
Alia Atkinson (JAM) Silver 50m Breaststroke
Emma McKeon (AUS) Bronze 100m Butterfly
Leith Shankland (RSA) Silver 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Day 3 - Relay gold and games record for Speedo stars
Australia powered to a new Commonwealth Games Record in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay. Led off by individual champion Emma McKeon, collecting her third gold and fourth medal so far from the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Alicia Coutts and Brittany Elmslie swam the middle two legs keeping the team in the lead before Bronte Barratt anchored the team to gold, adding to her individual bronze in the 200m Freestyle, all four athletes are part of Team Speedo. In the same final, Karin Prinsloo and Rene Warnes helped South Africa to a sixth place finish breaking their national record by almost six seconds.
In individual final action, Melanie Schlanger (AUS) finished fifth in the Women’s 50m Freestyle recording a 0.2second personal best time in the process, whilst Women’s 50m Breaststroke silver medallist Alia Atkinson (JAM), placed seventh in the 200m Breaststroke final.
Team Speedo Medal List – Day 3
Emma McKeon – Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Alicia Coutts – Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Brittany Elmslie – Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Bronte Barratt – Gold 4x200m Freestyle Relay
Day 4 - Speedo stars delight the crowd in Glasgow
In without doubt the race of the night for the crowd, Cameron McEvoy, David McKeon, and Thomas Fraser-Holmes teamed up for Australia to break the Commonwealth Games Record in the 4x200m Freestyle Relay, their 11th victory in an event that has been raced for 12 times. McEvoy led the team off, with McKeon on the second leg, recording the second fastest split of the field, putting the team into the led, before Fraser-Holmes powered the team to victory on the last leg with the fastest split of the race. James Guy (ENG) anchored England into fourth position, posting the third fastest split of the final.
Cameron McEvoy (AUS) enjoyed some individual success tonight also, winning the silver medal in the Men’s 100m Freestyle, just missing out on gold by 0.23 seconds. Adding to the two relay gold medals he has collected this week and 200m Freestyle silver, this puts him on four medals in Glasgow so far. Leith Shankland (RSA) finished in seventh position.
Also winning an individual silver medal was Alicia Coutts (AUS) in the Women’s 200m Individual Medley, adding to the gold medal won in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay earlier in the week. Brittany Elmslie (AUS) was back on the podium and took bronze in the Women’s 50m Butterfly, equally her personal best that set in the semi-finals. This adds to her two relay gold medals won here. Li Tao (SIN) was fifth with Alicia Coutts (AUS) seventh.
Team Speedo Medal List – Day 4
Cameron McEvoy (AUS) – 100m Freestyle Silver, 4x200m Freestyle Relay Gold
David McKeon (AUS) – 4x200m Freestyle Relay Gold
Thomas Fraser-Holmes (AUS) – 4x200m Freestyle Relay Gold
Alicia Coutts (AUS) – 200m Individual Medley Silver
Brittany Elmslie (AUS) – 50m Butterfly Bronze