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Team England had a successful campaign at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, finishing second overall behind hosts Australia.

In the diving we finished top of the medal table with a total of eight medals. In the swimming competition, we finished second with 24 medals.

Overall, Team England secured 136 medals. Swimming and diving contributed almost a quarter of the total medal haul – a great achievement!

We now look forward to the next Games which will be on home turf… Birmingham 2022!

Relive the Gold Coast 2018 on Swimming.org

Read back our live blogs as well as our reports from the English swimmers and divers at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Laugher wins hat-trick as England top medal table

Double Olympic medallist Jack Laugher starred with a hat-trick of golds as England topped the diving medal table in Australia.

The City of Leeds diver retained both his 1m and 3m Synchro crowns, as well as adding the 3m Springboard title.

The English men also tasted success in the platform events, with Olympic bronze medallists Tom Daley and Dan Goodfellow winning synchro gold.

Alicia Blagg and Katherine Torrance competing in the 3m Synchro at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams took silver behind their teammates, while Dixon also won individual silver.

Lois Toulson won bronze in the women’s platform while Katherine Torrance and Alicia Blagg combined for 3m Synchro silver.

Nine golds for English swimmers

Team England’s young swimming team took the Games by storm as they walked away with an impressive 24 medals, nine of which were gold.

Olympic champion Adam Peaty retained his 100m Breaststroke crown while fellow Loughborough swimmers James Wilby and Sarah Vasey won the men’s 200m Breast and women’s 50m Breast titles respectively.

Aimee Willmott celebrates winning gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

There was a golden double for England in the women’s medley events as Siobhan-Marie O’Connor defended her 200m IM title and Aimee Willmott claimed the 400m IM crown.

Finally, Ben Proud won the 50m Freestyle title for the second successive Commonwealth Games, lowering the British record in the process.

In the para-swimming events, Tom Hamer set a world record to win the S14 200m Freestyle title, while Ellie Robinson and Alice Tai also topped the podium in the S7 50m Fly and S9 100m Back respectively.