Yang Finishes Fifth as Chalmers Wins Gold in Men’s 100m Freestyle

Posted on August 2, 2022 by

NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holders have produced solid performances on Day 4 in the pool at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

With two gold medals from 2022 Commonwealth Games already in the trophy cabinet, NSWIS scholarship holder William Yang finished fifth in the men’s 100m freestyle in a time of 48.55.

It was a hotly contested race and came down to the final touch with Australian team mate Kyle Chalmers winning the gold medal in a time of 47.51, Tom Dean of England taking the silver in 47.89 and Duncan Scott of Scotland securing the bronze in 48.27.

Making his debut at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, William has won gold in both the mixed 4x100m freestyle team and the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay.

Thirty minutes later, twenty-four-year-old Bradley Woodward finished fourth in the men’s 50m backstroke in a time of 25.08, just 0.11 outside of a podium performance.

Andrew Jeffcoat of New Zealand won the gold medal in a time of 24.65, Pieter Coetze took the silver and Javier Acevedo the bronze.

After qualifying third for the Australian team and missing the recent world championships, Bradley has proved why he is an important member of the Dolphins having earlier secured a bronze medal in the men’s 100m backstroke at this meet.

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