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Australia extends their lead at the end of CWG Day Two

Birmingham: The Commonwealth Games 2022 is proving itself to be far from being not worthy. The Games upholds the relevance and the might. Birmingham continues to engage in spectators across the globe as CWG Day Two comes to an end. Australia didn’t get as lucky as Day one but managed to scoop up five golds in the procedure.

The Aussies currently boast of 32 Medals, which includes 13 Gold, 8 Silver and 11 Bronze. Madison de Rozario started the gold spree for the Australians by winning Women’s Marathon in T53/54 category. Soon enough, Jess Stenson climbed the podium for a yellow metal in Women’s Marathon.

Emma McKeon and Kyle Charmers swam so magnificently to lead both of the 4*100m relay teams into golds. Emma McKeon now holds the record of 10 Gold Medals in Commonwealth Games. Katja Dedekind clinched the gold in 50m freestyle S13 to take Australia’s lead far.

The Down Under Contingent won 196 medals in 2018 at home base Gold Coast. The victory included 80 Gold Medals. Surprisingly, the medal tally was highly uneven as current hosts failed to achieve even half the tally of Aussies. Of Course, they will be looking to emulate the feat again.

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

India, Nigeria and others open their accounts on CWG Day Two

Saturday saw many new contingents opening their accounts at Birmingham. India opened their account with Sanket Sargar in weightlifting. The subcontinental nation won gold with Mirabhai Chanu a few hours later.

Nicholas Paul smiles in pleasure as he celebrates his gold medal on CWG Day Two..
Nicholas Paul smiles in pleasure as he celebrates his gold medal on CWG Day Two.

African nations Uganda, Nigeria, and South Africa all won gold medals. Victor Kiplangat won the Men’s Marathon while Adlke Olarinayo won the weightlifting in women’s 55kg. Lara van Niekerke and Pieter Coetzee earned gold medals for the South African side.

Among other nations who won their first medals include Sri Lanka, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago, and Mauritius.

Also Read: Victor Kiplangat wins first-ever Gold in Men’s Marathon for Uganda

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