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Commonwealth Games: Aussies go top in medals chase, Bolt breezes in

Published on Jul 27, 2014 6:32 AM
 
Gold medallists Australia's Emma McKeon, Australia's Alicia Coutts, Australia's Brittany Elmslie and Australia's Bronte Barratt pose on the podium during the Women's 4 x 200m Freestyle medal ceremony at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on July 26, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

GLASGOW (AFP) - Australia's swim stars sent their country top of the Commonwealth Games medals table on Saturday while Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt sprinkled a little stardust on Glasgow.

The women's 4x200m freestyle relay team took Australia's gold haul to 11 from a possible 21 after three days at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre as they smashed the previous Games record by nearly four seconds.

There was an Australian one-two in the women's 200m breaststroke as Taylor McKeown sealed gold ahead of teammate Sally Hunter before Emily Seebohm set a new Games record in retaining her 100m backstroke title.

Daniel Fox got another Australian gold in the men's para-sport 200m freestyle to add to his new world record time from qualifying.

 
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