Commonwealth Games fast facts

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FAST FACTS ABOUT AUSTRALIA AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES:-

* Australia's team in Birmingham: 430 athletes

* Australia has topped the medal table at 11 editions of 19 Commonwealth Games

* Four years ago, Australia won 80 gold, 61 silver and 60 bronze medals at the Gold Coast Games

* Measured by gold medals, the Gold Coast was Australia's third-best Games behind 1994 Victoria, Canada (87 golds) and 2006 Melbourne (84 golds)

* Swimmers Susie O'Neill (1998) and Ian Thorpe (2002) hold the Australian record for most golds at a single Games - six

* O'Neill, Thorpe and fellow swimmer Leisel Jones have the most career Commonwealth Games gold medals by an Australian - 10

* Shooter Phillip Adams holds the Australian record for most career Commonwealth Games medals - 18 (seven golds, nine silver and two bronze)

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