Australia has demonstrated its sporting dominance at the Commonwealth Games by winning the most gold medals and medals at the 2022 edition in Birmingham.
Seven golds on the final day took the greens and golds to 67 golds, winning 10 more than England (57), who had home advantage in those games.
Australia also saluted narrowly in overall medal tally, winning 178 medals against England’s 176 over the 19 sports held over 11 days.
Canada was the second best nation, winning a total of 26 gold medals and 92 medals, while India collected 22 first place finishers from a total of 61 medals.
New Zealand rounded out the top five with 20 golds and 49 medals.
It was the same top five as the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, with Australia enjoying a more comfortable win on home soil and Canada working their way ahead of India.
It is the 15th time in its history that Australia has won the most medals at the Games, with England equaling that achievement seven times and Canada once.
Commonwealth Games 2022 medal table
Commonwealth Games 2018 medal table
Who will host the 2026 Commonwealth Games?
Victoria has been confirmed to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games, with most events taking place in regional centres.
The opening ceremony will take place in Melbourne before athletes and officials move to hubs in Geelong, Bendigo, Ballarat and Gippsland.
Shepparton will also host sporting and cultural events, with each location having its own athletes’ village and program of events.
It is the first time in its 92-year history that the Commonwealth Games has been awarded to a state or region, with a specific city usually taking on the role of host.