Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Cate Campbell Led Fastest Relay Swim in History

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Morningside’s Cate Campbell has proven to be unstoppable after setting the fastest swim in the Commonwealth Games’ Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay on Thursday, 5 April 2018.

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Campbell achieved her goal of winning gold in the Games, smashing the world record for swimming 51.00 seconds in the final leg of the 4x100m Freestyle Relay. Her record-breaking swim has unofficially beaten Swedish world record holder Sarah Sjostrom’s individual 100m freestyle clock of 51.71 seconds. Campbell’s performance also helped the Australian team set the world record for the event.


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The star-studded Australian team, which consists of Cate and her sister Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon, and Shayna Jack, set a new world record of 3 minutes and 30.05 seconds, beating Canada by 4.48 seconds in the Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final.

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Australia was still outside world record time until the final lap, where Cate Campbell set the fastest relay swim. Her performance boosted the team to beat their own world record, which was set in Rio 2016, by 0.6 seconds.

 


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Experts had predicted that Campbell will be unstoppable after her first gold win in the opening of the Commonwealth Games. True enough, she was able to bag two more gold medals in the Women’s 50m Freestyle Final and 50m Butterfly Final. Campbell set a new Commonwealth Games record of 23.78 seconds in the 50m Freestyle Final, 0.48 seconds ahead of her sister who won silver.

 

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The legendary Campbell sisters gave another strong performance in the Women’s 100m Freestyle Final. Cate Campbell won a silver medal as her sister, Bronte Campbell, wins gold with a time of 52.27 seconds.

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In the  Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final, Cate cheered her sister on as she anchored the team to win the gold and finish with a new Commonwealth Games Record of 3 minutes and 54.36 seconds. It was truly a great year for the Campbell sisters as they dominated the Commonwealth Games with their astounding performances.