Kyle Chalmers Wins 200m Freestyle Gold, Mack Horton takes Silver at Commonwealth Games

Australian Kyle Chalmers has won the gold medal in the men’s 200m freestyle at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Compatriot Mack Horton took the silver medal in Friday night’s final with another Australian, Alexander Graham, finishing sixth.

Chalmers triumphed after adding the 200m freestyle to his pet event, the 100m free – which he won at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

The South Australian was sixth at the halfway point in Friday night’s medal race before turning for the last 50m in second place.

Chalmers then unleashed his trademark late surge to win by 0.33 seconds from Horton, who was fifth with 50m remaining.

Horton’s silver follows his gold medal in the 400m freestyle on Thursday night.

Australia’s Mitch Larkin meanwhile won the gold medal in the men’s 100m backstroke.

And Larkin’s teammate Brad Woodward took the silver medal in Friday night’s final.

Larkin’s victory gives him a second Commonwealth Games gold following his 200m backstroke success four years ago in Glasgow, where he also collected silver over 100m.