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McKeon becomes Commonwealth Games all-time medal winner

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Wollongong superfish Emma McKeon has created more history in the pool at Birmingham 2022 with two medals on the penultimate day of swimming.

The 28-year-old anchored the Aussie 4 x 100m mixed medley relay team to victory to claim her 13th career gold and record breaking 19th Commonwealth medal after scoring bronze in the 100m freestyle earlier this morning.

The Olympic champ was upstaged by teenage World Champion Mollie O'Callaghan and Shayna Jack as Australia claimed the trifecta.

McKeon's 19th career medal takes her past shooters Phillip Adams and Mick Gault on top of the all-time Commonwealth Games medal winners list.

McKeon now has five gold, a silver and a bronze in Birmingham and will be chasing another gold when she completes her program with the women's medley relay tomorrow morning.

Should she medal in the event, she will equal American legend Michael Phelps' record of eight medals at a meet.

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Wollongong Roller Hawks star Luke Pople has skippered the Aussie men's 3x3 wheelchair basketball team to gold at the games.

Our boys edged Canada 11-9 with Pople scoring a game high six-points while fellow Roller Hawk Hannah Dodd is heading home with silver after the women's team went down to Canada in the final 14-5.

Figtree born Sussex Inlet teen Jasmine Greenwood has claimed her first Commonwealth gold after taking out the women's 200 individual medley SM10 Para final while Gerringong's Grace Stewart marked her 100th international appearance for Australia with a 1-nil win over New Zealand.

The Hockeyroos only need to draw their final pool match against Scotland to top their group and play for a medal in Birmingham.

Images: Martin Rickett/PA Wire and Luke Pople Facebook