Commonwealth Games 2014: Australian Swimmers Look to Go Out With a Splash

Commonwealth Games 2014 table toppers Australia have already won 17 gold medals in the pool with the men's and women's 4x100m individual medleys among the final eight titles on offer.

Updated: July 29, 2014 12:11 IST
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Cate Campbell who won gold, centre, celebrates with Emma McKeon, bronze winner, right, both of Australia after the Women's 100m Freestyle final at the Tollcross International Swimming Centre during the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland, Monday July 28, 2014.

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Glasgow: Australia's swimmers will be bidding to go out with a splash by sweeping the relay events on the final day in the pool at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, as Canada's Damian Warner closes in on decathlon gold. (Medals tally)

Games table toppers Australia have already won 17 gold in the pool with the men's and women's 4x100m individual medleys among the final eight titles on offer.

South Africa's Chad le Clos is looking to add to his two butterfly gold medals in Glasgow in the men's 200m individual medley as England's Siobhan Marie O'Connor bids for a record-equalling sixth Games medal.

Wales are targeting two more gold medals just 24 hours after ending a 40-year wait for a female swimming gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Jazz Carlin smashed the Games record in claiming gold in the 800m freestyle on Monday and will be hoping for a repeat performance in the 400m freestyle. (Highlights)

And Georgia Davies is also on course for glory in the 50m backstroke after also breaking the Games record on Monday in qualifying fastest for the final.

Canada's Ryan Cochrane is after a second gold in the 1500m after winning the 400m freestyle, but he was pushed all the way by Scotland's Stephen Milne in qualifying.

Ben Proud of England could also claim his second sprint gold of the meet as he qualified fastest for the 50m freestyle following his 50m butterfly victory.

On the third day of track and field action, Warner is in prime position to claim one of the day's seven gold medals.

The reigning world bronze medallist produced a blistering 10.29sec in the opening 100m of the two-day 10-discipline event to lead England's John Lane.

The second day sees the decathletes compete in the 110m hurdles, pole vault, discus, javelin and 1500m.

The women's 400m features a great field including defending champion Amantle Montsho of Botswana, also the 2011 world champion, and in-form Jamaican Novlene Williams-Mills, who has racked up three Diamond League wins this season.

There will be no place for current world champion Christine Ohurugogu, however, the English athlete having elected to race only in the 4x400m relay.

The men's 110m hurdles also has a good field, with defending champion Andy Turner up against class acts in the shape of Barbadian 2009 world champion Ryan Brathwaite and London 2012 bronze medallist Hansle Parchment of Jamaica.

Elsewhere, Kenya will be hoping for track golds in the 1,500m and 10,000m through Hellen Onsando Obiri and Emily Chebet respectively.

There are also golds on offer in the women's hammer throw and triple jump, while the heptathlon gets under way with Canada's world silver medallist Brianne Theisen-Eaton the big favourite.

England's men and women are both in the gold medal position in their gymnastics team finals going into the second and final day of the competition in the Hydro.

The weightlifting has medals on offer in the men's 94kg and women's 75kg.

The men's competition sees local hope Peter Kirkbride attempting to win Scotland's first lifting medal in 52 years, going one better than the silver he won in Delhi 2010.

But he will be up against Australian Simplice Ribouem, chasing a third successive Games medal.

The women's 75kg final looks set to be a straight shoot-out between Canada's Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau and Samoan Mary Opeloge.

The badminton men's and women's singles and mixed doubles events begin in the Emirates Arena.

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