Gold Coast - Five highlights from the Commonwealth Games swimming competition on the Gold Coast.
Le Clos makes history
South African Chad le Clos
leaves Australia as the most decorated swimmer in Commonwealth Games
history with a career total of 17 medals. He finished the meet with
three golds, one silver and a bronze to lie just behind the Games' most
successful athletes, shooters Mick Gault and Philip Adams. Le Clos
claimed an unprecedented butterfly treble and came up just short in the
Reality check for Peaty
Adam Peaty arrived
in Australia unbeaten since the 2014 Glasgow Games, but while he
defended his 100m title he was brought crashing down to earth by South
Africa's Cameron van der Burgh in the 50m final. World record holder
Peaty expressed fears he wouldn't remain as Olympic champion in the 100m
unless he learned to become more relaxed about his swimming.
Ruck's great eight
Canadian teenager Taylor
Ruck had a breakout Commonwealth Games, finishing with eight medals to
equal the most by any athlete - countryman Ralph Hutton and Australian
swimmers Susie O'Neill and Emily Seebohm. The 17-year-old stormed to
gold in the 200m freestyle and her victory in the 4x100m medley relay on
the last night made her Canada's greatest ever Commonwealth athlete.
Duncan Scott produced swimming's
biggest giant-killing upset when he won Scotland's first-ever
Commonwealth title in the 100m freestyle. The unheralded 20-year-old
mowed down Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers and le Clos to grab gold and
finished the meet with six medals. Scott added a silver and four bronze
medals to his gold to top the four won by Gregor Tait at Melbourne 2006.
Larkin finds mojo
Mitch Larkin was
Australia's star turn in the pool, winning five golds in five events.
Larkin completed a backstroke treble, the 200m medley and a flying
lead-off leg in the 4x100m medley relay final. His resurgence comes after
a poor world championships in Budapest last year. He'd said he wanted
to 'get the Old Mitch back'. Job done.