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Australia leads the CWG Medal Tally as Day One Ends at Birmingham

Birmingham: As Day One came to an end, it was Australia who stood on top. Australia led the Commonwealth in the CWG Medal Tally with 8 Golds along with 4 Silver and Bronze Each.

Londoner Alex Yee started the medal count in one of the best Triathlons across the globe by pushing Hayden Wilde to second. Additionally, The event saw Australia win their first medal through Matthew Hauser, a bronze. Australia will aim to repeat their past performance, that is 90 medals in the 2018 Gold Coast.

On the day where six different contingents won a gold, two others settled with a medal. Bermuda started their account with reigning champion Florian Duffy. Duffy who is also the first ever Gold Medalist for Bermuda in the Olympics won the Women’s Triathlon.

Australia’s first gold came in the Women’s B tandem Sprint. Paralympians Caitlin Ward and Jess Gallagher. The Women’s Pursuit won the top position a few minutes later while the Men’s team could not make it silver or gold. Out of a possible seven golds in swimming, Australians bagged five of them. With clean sweeps in swimming, Australians made most of it in the pools.

Also Read: Alex Yee of England earns the first gold of the Commonwealth Games 2022

Who’s leading the CWG Medal Tally?

New Zealand follows Australia with 3 Golds. England has two gold medals. In addition to Alex Yee, Joe Frazier and team won the Gymnastics. England has a total of 9 medals while New Zealand has seven in total. Canada, Scotland share one gold medal. Summer McIntosh, a 15-year-old phenom set a record breaking performance in freestyle. She won the 400 metre women’s medley for Canada.

It was paracyclist Neil Fachie who did it for Scotland. He and his sighted companion won the gold in Men’s pursuit. His performance put Scotland at 5th on the CWG Medals Tally.

Day 2 will be more exciting as 23 medals are up for grabs on the day. Also, Many celebrated athletes will be participating at Birmingham. Australia will be looking to extend their positional lead while hosts and other contingents will try to catch up with them.

Also read: CWG 2022, Day 2: Gururaja Poojary wins bronze medal in Men’s 61 kg Weightlifting event

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