Which country has won the most Commonwealth Games medals? Most successful teams at Birmingham 2022

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has arrived and we are asking who are the powerhouse nations throughout the history of the Commonwealth Games
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Fans are hoping that Team England betters their incredible medals tally from the 2018 games where they ranked second.

From its beginnings back in Hamilton, Canada where only 11 countries competed across 59 events, Birmingham 2022 will feature 72 countries and 208 events across July and August.

But across the history of the Commonwealth Games, who are the leading medal takers since the 1930 event?

Who is the most successful team in Commonwealth Games History?

We determined that success doesn’t just mean the total of medals a country has amassed, but how many gold medals the country has earned throughout the history of the games.

England can be safe in the knowledge that according the the Commonwealth Games Federation it ranks second in on the All-time Commonwealth Games medals table with a total of 2144 medals.

Canada came in third on the list with 1555 medals throughout their Commonwealth Games history.

The incredible talents of the Australian swimming team throughout Commonwealth and Olympic history has become folklore.The incredible talents of the Australian swimming team throughout Commonwealth and Olympic history has become folklore.
The incredible talents of the Australian swimming team throughout Commonwealth and Olympic history has become folklore.

But it is the mighty swimmers of Australia who have helped the country top the medals table, earning 2416 medals in the history of the games.

Those medals include 932 Gold, 775 Silver and 709 Bronze.

Although New Zealand have amassed a larger total of medals over India, 657 to 503, India can claim to technically be the more successful country with 181 Gold medals compared to New Zealand’s 159.

The ten most successful Commonwealth Games teams ahead of Birmingham 2022.

  • 1: Australia (932 Gold medals)
  • 2: England (714 Gold medals)
  • 3: Canada (484 Gold medals)
  • 4: India (181 Gold medals)
  • 5: New Zealand (159 Gold medals)
Valerie Adams of Team New Zealand - one of New Zealand’s most celebrated athletes.Valerie Adams of Team New Zealand - one of New Zealand’s most celebrated athletes.
Valerie Adams of Team New Zealand - one of New Zealand’s most celebrated athletes.
  • 6: South Africa (130 Gold medals)
  • 7: Scotland (119 Gold medals)
  • 8: Kenya (85 Gold medals)
  • 9: Nigeria (70 Gold medals)
  • 10: Wales (67 Gold medals)

You can discover more information about previous Commonwealth Games winners by visiting the robust Commonwealth Games Federation website.