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Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games

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CGF code  AUS
84  69
Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games
CGA  Australian Commonwealth Games Association
Website  commonwealthgames.org.au
Flag bearer  Opening: Jane Saville (Athletics) Closing: Leisel Jones (Swimming)
Medals Ranked 1st  Gold Silver Bronze Total 84 69 69 222

Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games was represented by Australian Commonwealth Games Association the (ACGA), and abbreviated AUS. Athletes from Australia were given automatic qualification in all sports due to the host status.

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Australia first competed at the then-titled British Empire Games in 1930, and is one of only six countries to have sent athletes to every Commonwealth Games.

Australia entered the Melbourne Games as a strong favourite to win the medal tally after having won 207 medals at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester compared to England's 165 and Canada's 116. Its strongest sports are swimming and cycling.

At the 2006 Commonwealth Games, Australia was, as expected, at the top of the medal tally with 221 medals: 84 Gold (a new record), 69 Silver and 68 Bronze. Australia's overall tally of medals is 1,707 medals: 643 Gold, 556 Silver and 508 Bronze.

Jane Saville bore Australia's flag at the opening ceremony, while Leisel Jones bore the flag during the closing ceremony.

Athletics

Men
Track
Field
Women
Track
Field
Heptathlon

Men's tournament

Group play
Semifinal
Gold medal match

Women's tournament

Group play
Semifinal
Gold medal match

Road

Men
Women

Track

Team sprint
Sprint
Pursuit
Keirin
Time trial
Points race
Scratch race

Diving

Men
Women

Men's tournament

Group play
Semifinal
Gold medal match

Women's tournament

Group play
Semifinal
Gold medal match

Artistic

Men
Team
Individual finals
Women
Team
Individual finals

Rhythmic

Team
Individual finals

Lawn bowls

Men
Women

Netball

Preliminary round
Semifinal
Gold medal match

Rugby sevens

Preliminary rounds
Quarterfinal
Semifinal
Bronze medal match

Shooting

Men
Women
Open

Squash

Men
Singles
Doubles
Women
Singles
Doubles
Mixed
Doubles

Swimming

Men
Women

Synchronised swimming

  • Luda Plotnikova (Vic) – Reserve
  • Table tennis

    Men
    Women
    Mixed

    Weightlifting

    Men
    Women

    Officials

  • President: Mr. Sam Coffa AM JP
  • Vice President: Mr. Donald Stockins OAM
  • Vice President: Mrs. Susan Taylor AM
  • Chief Executive Officer: Mr. Perry Crosswhite AM
  • References

    Australia at the 2006 Commonwealth Games Wikipedia


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