South Africa’s Akani Simbine has won Gold in the most anticipated event of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, storming home in 10.03sec to claim victory in the Men’s 100m Sprint at Carrara Stadium on Day Five.
He was followed by countryman Henricho Bruintjies, while Jamaican and pre-race favourite Yohan Blake finished third.
While in the Women’s 100m it was Trinidad and Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye taking home the Gold, followed by Jamaican pair Christania Williams and Gayon Evans.
The Aussies continued their stranglehold of the competition in the pool at the Optus Aquatic Centre, with two medal clean-sweeps on the night.
Mitch Larkin claimed the Backstroke trifecta, winning Gold in the 200m Backstroke to go with his medals in the 100m and 50m finals, while Bradley Woodward won Silver followed by Josh Beaver with Bronze.
Then straight after that it was the 800m Freestyle women putting on a show, with Ariarne Titmus winning the Gold, Jessica Ashwood Silver and Bronze for Kiah Melverton.
Bronte Campbell trumped sister Cate to win Gold in the 100m Freestyle, smashing the Games record in a powerhouse performance.
In the Women’s 200m Butterfly the Silver medal went to Laura Taylor, while the Bronze went to Emma McKeon.
Georgia Bohl won Bronze in the 100m Breaststroke, and Grant Irvine finished third in the Men’s 100m Butterfly.
Elsewhere around the competition Christopher Remkes claimed the Gold for Australia in the Vault at the Gymnastics, while in the Women’s Floor Exercise Alexandra Eade won Gold, and Georgia Rose-Brown won Silver in the Balance Beam.
In the Lawn Bowls our Women’s Triples team won Gold earlier in the day, shooter Kerry Bell took home Silver in the 10m Air Pistol, and in Weightlifting Kaity Fassina won Silver in the Women’s 90kg weight class.