2014 Commonwealth Games Medal Tally: Games are Through Day 5 and Australia Continues to Dominate Count; Day 5 Highlights
By Rachelle Corpuz | July 29, 2014 1:16 PM EST
Australia continues to dominate the 2014 Commonwealth Games medal tally with 87 medals. Australia's medal tally in Glasgow now stands at 30 golds, 35 silvers, and 32 bronzes. Australia doesn't only lead the count in terms of the most number of medals won, but also ranking order based on the number of gold medals, silver medals, and bronze medals collected.
Australia's gold medallist Mitch Larkin (C), silver medallist Josh Beaver (L) and bronze medallist Matson Lawson pose with their medals in the men's 200m Backstroke at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
A total of 1,385 medals are slated to be given all throughout the tournament. After five days of competition, Australia remains on top, trailed by England, Scotland, in second, third, fourth, and fifth places, correspondingly, out of 71 participating Commonwealth nations and territories competing in 17 different sports and disciplines.
1. Australia - 87 (30, 25, 32)
2. England - 74 (27, 24, 23)
3. Scotland - 33 (13, 8, 12)
4. South Africa - 24 (9, 7, 8)
5. Canada - 24 (9, 3, 12)
6. New Zealand - 27 (8, 8, 11)
7. India - 26 (7, 12, 7)
8. Wales - 22 (3, 9, 10)
9. Malaysia - 12 (3, 5, 4)
10. Nigeria - 10 (3, 4, 3)
In the preceding Commonwealth Games, Australia has always topped the medal tally. Its record haul of 222 medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games held in Melbourne is currently the country's best ever overall medal tally eclipsing its previous record of 207 medals and 200 medals at the 1998 and 2002 competitions, in that order. Australia is reportedly only one of the six countries to have taken part in the Commonwealth Games
The competition ends on Aug. 3, 2014.
Day 5 Highlights:
Australian siblings Cate and Bronte Campbell won gold and silver in the 100m freestyle, with Emma McKeon claiming the bronze medal.
Mitch Larkin claimed gold in men's 200m backstroke, becoming the first Australian to win in the event since 1974, Abc.net.au reported. Lorna Tonks also snagged a silver in women's 100m breaststroke. Christian Sprenger, despite suffering from a shoulder injury, took home a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke.
Australia's wonderkid Maddie Groves also claimed a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly final.
Warren Potent and Laetisha Scanlan both claimed gold in the shooting range.
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