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Australia's most successful Games

The Melbourne Games in 2006, when the largest ever Australian Team (425 competitors) won a record 221 medals - 84 gold, 69 silver and 68 bronze. The largest Gold Medal Tally was 87 Gold won by the 1994 Commonwealth Games Team.


Venues
1930-Hamilton, Canada; 1934-London, England; 1938-Sydney, Australia; 1950-Auckland, New Zealand; 1954-Vancouver, Canada; 1958-Cardiff, Wales; 1962-Perth, Australia; 1966-Kingston, Jamaica; 1970-Edinburgh, Scotland; 1974-Christchurch, New Zealand; 1978-Edmonton, Canada; 1982-Brisbane, Australia; 1986-Edinburgh, Scotland; 1990-Auckland, New Zealand; 1994-Victoria, BC, Canada; 1998-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2002-Manchester, England; 2006-Melbourne, Australia. 2010- Delhi, India.

After the 1938 Games in Sydney, the British Empire Games Federation allocated the 1942 Games to Montreal, Canada. The Games were officially abandoned following the outbreak of World War II. Canada was given the first option on the 1950 Games but declined.


Most gold medals won at a single Games
Swimmers Susan O’Neill OAM and Ian Thorpe won 6 Gold medals at the 1998 Kuala Lumpur Commonwealth Games and 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games respectively.


Most medals won by a competitor
Shooter Phillip Adams OAM has won 18 medals (7 gold, 9 silver, 2 bronze) at five Games (1982, 86, 90, 94, 2002). The most medals won by a female competitor is 15 medals by swimmer Susan O'Neill OAM (10 gold, 5 silver) at the 1990, 1994 and 1998 Games.


Most gold medals won
Swimmer Leisel Jones has won 11 Gold medals at three successive Games (2002, 2006, 2010).


Represented at most Games
Arthur Tunstall OBE (1962, 66, 70, 74, 78, 86, 90, 94) and Donald Stockins OAM (1974, 78, 82, 86, 90, 94, 98, 2002) have each represented Australia as an official at 8 Commonwealth Games. Shooter Phillip Adams OAM (1982, 86, 90, 94, 98, 2002) has competed in 6 Commonwealth Games. Rhonda Cator, Badminton, competed at 5 Games (1990, 94, 98, 2002) and was an official in 2006 and 2010.


Oldest gold medal winner
Dorothy Roche OAM, was 61 years and 10 months old when she won a gold medal in the women's fours in Bowls at the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games.


Youngest gold medal winner
Jenny Turrell was 13 years and 8 months old when she won a gold medal in the 400 metres Freestyle Swimming at the 1974 Christchurch Commonwealth Games.
 

 

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