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Pool queen McKeon makes Commonwealth history as Kiplimo dances to 10,000 win

Australian swim star Emma McKeon (R) set a new overall record with her 19th Commonwealth Games medal

BIRMINGHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) – Australian swim star Emma McKeon made Commonwealth Games history on Tuesday by winning her 19th medal as Jacob Kiplimo raced to victory in the 10,000m on the first day of track and field.

McKeon pulled one ahead of shooters Michael Gault and Phil Adams and fellow swim star Chad le Clos, who has endured a nightmare Games in Birmingham.

The 30-year-old South African had looked set to take the record himself when he came to Birmingham but so far he has just a silver medal to show for his efforts.

On another dramatic night of action in the pool, Adam Peaty showed the mentality that has brought him three…

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