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Jones equals 10-gold record at Commonwealth Games

other Updated: Oct 09, 2010 20:16 IST

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Leisel Jones watched backstroke teammate Emily Seebohm touch the wall at the Commonwealth Games pool on Saturday, then plunged off the deck and into her breaststroke leg of the Australian team's 4x100-meter medley relay.

Powering through the water, she raced her two laps of the pool, then watched as butterfly specialist Jessicah Schipper and then freestyler Alicia Coutts completed an easy first-place finish and an Australian gold medal at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatic Complex in suburban New Delhi.

Easy enough, but this one was special for Jones: her 10th gold medal at the Commonwealth Games, equaling a record career haul held by two other Australian swim stars, Ian Thorpe and Susie O'Neill.