BIRMINGHAM: On the opening day of track and field, Jacob Kiplimo won the 10,000-meter race, and Australian swimming star Emma McKeon won her 19th medal, making Commonwealth Games history.
McKeon outperformed shooters Michael Gault and Phil Adams, as well as fellow swimmer Chad le Clos, who had a terrible Games, experience in Birmingham. The 30-year-old South African had appeared poised to break the record when he arrived in Birmingham, but so yet, all he has to show for his efforts is a silver medal.
Adam Peaty displayed the attitude that has helped him win three Olympic titles during another exciting night of swimming action. After his shocking loss in the 100-meter race, the 27-year-old Englishman stated that he was at the “bottom of the bottom,” but he recovered on Tuesday to win gold in the 50-meter race.