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South Australia equals Canada on medal count

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HALF way through the Commonwealth Games South Australian athletes have won 18 of Australia’s 73 medals, putting the state on equal footing with the entire tally of Canada.

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South Australian sports people have won 7 gold, 8 silver and 3 bronze medals in team and individual events – with more medals up for grabs when road cycling, netball, lawn bowls and athletics conclude at the end of the week.

The tally of the 35 athletes from a state with 1.6 million people is remarkably similar to the total medal winnings of Canada’s 255-strong team so far (18: 7G, 3S, 8B).

As the Australian HQ for cycling, South Australians have dominated the track cycling so far in both the men’s and women’s events.

South Australia at the Commonwealth Games

18 medals

7 gold

8 silver

3 bronze

Margaret Gayen (Athletics)

Jess Trengove (Athletics) Bronze (Marathon)

Paul Raison (Athletics)

Sean Roberts (Athletics)

Verdet Kessler (Badminton) –

Tiffany Cromwell (Cycling) –

Stephanie Morton (Cycling)  Gold (Sprint) / Silver (TT)

Anna Meares (Cycling) Gold – (TT)  / Silver (Sprint)

Annette Admondson (Cycling) – Silver (3000m) / Gold (10km)

Jack Bobridge (Cycling) – Gold (Team pursuit)  / Gold (Individual pursuit)

Rohan Dennis (Road Cycling)

Matthew Glaetzer (Cycling) – Bronze (Team sprint)  / Gold (Kerin)

Glenn O’Shea (Cycling) – Gold (team pursuit) / Silver (20km scratch)

Miles Scotson (Cycling)

Alex Edmondson (Cycling) Gold (team pursuit)  / Gold (Individual pursuit)

Breanna Hargrave (Para Cycling, pilot) (two Bronze piloting Brandie O’Connor from WA)

Felicity Johnson (Para Cycling) Bronze (sprint tandem)

Holly Takos (Para Cycling,)

Jason Niblett (Para Cycling, pilot)

Kieren Modra (Para Cycling)  – Silver  (1000m)  / Silver (sprint)

Rachel Bugg (Diving)

Anna Gelai (Diving)

Wayne Reudiger (Lawn Bowls)

Natalie Medhurst (Netball)

Emma Adams (Shooting)

Jennifer Hens (Shooting)

David Chapman (Shooting)

Jack Rossiter (Shooting)

Dane Sampson (Shooting)

Sally Hunter (Swimming) Silver (200m breastroke)

Jesse Aungles (Para Swimming)

Matthew Cowdrey (Para Swimming) Silver (100m free)

William Henzel (Swimming)

Max Dal Santo (Weightlifting)

Christopher Rae (Weighlifting)

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