Pacific countries stamp their mark at the Commonwealth Games

Five countries from the South Pacific region are currently in the top 20 of the medal tally at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Leading the region and the overall medal tally is Australia with 31 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals.

New Zealand is in third place with 13 gold, 7 silver and 4 bronze medals.

Fiji is currently in 17th place with 2 silver medals.

Both in 20th place with 1 silver medal each are Papua New Guinea and Samoa.

72 countries are now heading into the sixth day of competitions.