Five days into the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 1,385 medals have been awarded. Australia continues to claim the top spot in Glasgow with 87 medals in the bag.
Not only is Australia ahead of the pack with the number of medals hung around Aussie necks, but Australia has also ended day five with the most gold, silver and bronze medals of all 71 competing nations and territories.
Australian Day 5 Highlights
Aussie sisters Cate and Bronte Campbell respectively received the gold and silver medals for their performance in the 100 meter Freestyle event.
Another gold went to Australia when Mitch Larkin won the 200m Backstroke to become the first Aussie to win the event in 40 years.
A silver medal for the women’s 100 meter Breaststroke was hung around Lorna Tonks’ neck and Christian Sprenger nabbed the bronze in the 50m Breaststroke sprint, despite a nagging shoulder injury.
19-year-old Madeline Groves also bagged a bronze for her efforts in the 200m butterfly race.
Australia raked in two more golds when both Warren Potenet and Laetisha Scanlan shot the top scores in their events.
Commonwealth Games Medal Tally Top 10 after Day 5
IMAGE: Gold medallist Mitch Larkin of Australia waves during the medal ceremony for the Men’s 200m Backstroke Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)