Games History Beckons for Cool Leisel

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Games History Beckons for Cool Leisel


ACCORDING to Leisel Jones it doesn't matter what she does at the Delhi Commonwealth Games a it's the London Olympics that will count.

But many would beg to differ as history beckons.

Jones, 25, has already become the first to win three straight women's 200m breaststroke Commonwealth titles.

Remarkably, she is also on track for a three-peat of the 100m title today.

But there is an even bigger prize.

Jones could equal the record of most Commonwealth Games gold medals a 10. It is a record held by Australian greats Susie O'Neill and Ian Thorpe.

Victory in her preferred 100m event today and the medley relay would confirm Jones's greatness.

It's enough to make her head spin.

But the veteran was more worried about rating herself in 2012.

"Commonwealth Games in terms of London is really just a small step,a she said.

"It really doesn't matter what you're doing here. …

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