Gold Coast 2018: By the Numbers

Monday, April 16, 2018

Canada’s swimmers are back on home soil after a successful Commonwealth Games wrapped up with the closing ceremony Sunday in Gold Coast, Australia. As the swimmers return to training for the Canadian Swimming Trials in July, and the Pan Pacific Championships in August, we take a final look back at some of the numbers from Commonwealth Games:

Medals for Canada at Gold Coast 2018: 20 (3 gold, 11 silver, 6 bronze)

Medals for the Olympic program: 15 (3 gold, 8 silver, 4 bronze)

Medals for the Paralympic program: 5 (3 silver, 2 bronze)

Medals for Canada at Glasgow 2014: 11 (10 Olympic, 1 Paralympic)

Last time Canada won more than 20 medals in swimming: 1998 (Kuala Lumpur, 21)

Games ranking on total medals (Olympic): 3rd

Games ranking on total medals (Paralympic): 2nd

Games medal ranking (combined): 3rd

Number of finalists: 61

Olympic program finalists: 45

Paralympic program finalists: 16

Finalists at Glasgow 2014: 45

Last time Canada had more than 61 finalists: 1994 (Victoria, 68)

Medals won by Taylor Ruck: 8

Number of people who have ever won more than 8 medals: 0

Number of individual events for Ruck at previous senior international long-course events: 0

Number of exams Ruck had to write the day after: 1

Gold medals won by Kylie Masse: 2

Last time a Canadian woman won 2 Commonwealth golds: 1986 (Allison Higson)

Number of Commonwealth Games records: 5

Number of Canadian records: 5 (2 Olympic, 3 Paralympic)

Number of Canadian age group records: 4

Swimmers who competed for Canada: 36 (25 Olympic program, 11 Paralympic program)

Previous Canadian teams with 11 or more Para-swimmers: 0

Youngest swimmers: 16 (Jade Hannah and Faith Knelson)

Oldest swimmers: 27 (Hilary Caldwell and Jean-Michel Lavalliere)

Distance between Toronto and Gold Coast: 15,033 km

Average high temperature in Gold Coast: 26 Celsius

Time difference between Gold Coast and Toronto: 14 hours

Length of flight from Brisbane to Vancouver: 14 hours, 35 minutes

Days until Canadian Swimming Trials in Edmonton: 94

Days until Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo: 116

 

Story by: Swimming Canada

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