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Australia Collects more Medals in the Pool

ESP’s Bronte Barratt, Emma McKeon, Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell have won more medals in the pool overnight.

Australians work hard for relay gold
The Australian 4x200m relay team of Emma McKeon, Alicia Coutts, Brittany Elmslie and Bronte Barratt were fully expected to win in the final event of the night.

Things appeared to be going to plan as McKeon set up a strong start for the Australian team, and by the time Coutts hit the wall after the first 100m of her second leg, the lead was out to 3.17 seconds over New Zealand.

But Coutts began to tire in the second half of her leg, and Canada came flying through to take the lead by nearly half a second.

Elmslie restored order with a strong front half of her leg, but again the Canadians showed they were not going away, pushing hard to grab a 0.05 second edge at the 600m mark.

It was left to Bronte Barratt to bring things home for the Australians, and she eked out a lead in the first couple of laps.

By the time she reached the final turn, the lead was not large enough to relax, and Barratt kept pushing to the wall to come home in a Games record time of 7:49:90 ahead of Canada in 7:51.67.

Campbells edged out by England’s Halsall
Cate Campbell was looking for a gold medal in the women’s 50m freestyle event, but she had to settle for silver behind England’s Francesca Halsall. Campbell’s sister Bronte came home hard to take the bronze medal.

“(It was) very, very quick. It’s a PB for me so I can’t be disappointed with that. I get to share the podium with my little sister,” Cate Campbell told Channel Ten after the race.

“I have quite good vision now. So I could see her (Halsall) all the way. I can’t be disappointed with that. I fought all the way to the end. Another really nice swim ”

Bronte Campbell was happy with her race.

“(It was) a lot faster that the world championships last year, I think that I did a PB. Could not ask more than that,” she said.

Story Courtesy of Yahoo 7 News

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