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DAY NINE: Australia Uncatchable As Commonwealth Games End Draws Near

More Gold In Shooting, Lawn Bowls

DAY NINE: Australia Uncatchable As Commonwealth Games End Draws Near

Australia has extended its lead on the Commonwealth Games medal table even further after Day Nine of the competition, with more than double the Gold medals of our next-best rival England.

The Aussie tally now sits at 65 Gold, 49 Silver and 54 Bronze, with the old enemy trailing behind with 31 Gold, 34 Silver and 34 Bronze.

More glory came at the Shooting on Friday, with Laetisha Scanlan winning Gold in the Women’s Trap final, celebrating her 28th birthday in style.


While in the Men’s 25m Rapid Fire Pistol it was Sergei Evglevski claiming the Silver.

On the final day of Lawn Bowls Aaron Wilson emerged victorious in the Men’s Singles final, beating Canada’s Ryan Bester 21 to 14 to take home the Gold.

It’s after Australia’s quartet of Barrie Lester, Brett Wilkie, Nathan Rice and Aron Sherriff won the Silver in the Men’s Fours, losing 15-13 to Scotland.

Our Aussie divers picked up a swag of medals at the Diving at Optus Aquatic Centre, starting with the Men’s duo of Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey who came third in the Synchronised 10m Platform.

Then Georgia Sheehan and Esther Qin picked up Silver and Bronze in the Women’s 1m Springboard respectively, before Bedggood was in action again, winning Bronze in the Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard alongside Matthew Carter.

Just one medal for the Aussies at the Athletics at Carrara Stadium, as Nina Kennedy took home the Bronze in the Women’s Pole Vault.

And the Rhythmic Gymnastics drew to a close, with Alexandra Kiroi-Bogatyreva claiming the Bronze in the Ball final.