Published: Sun, April 08, 2018

Aussie cycling team smash world record

Aussie cycling team smash world record

The women's team pursuit have earned the country's first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard, Alex Porter and Kelland O'Brien made up the Aussie team.

England also claimed two gold medals on the opening night with Aimee Wilmott denying Hannah Miley's bid for a Scottish record three consecutive 400m individual medley gold medals and James Wilby dethroning Scottish defending champion Ross Murdoch in the 200m breaststroke.

"I've dreamed of coming to the Commonwealth Games since I was a kid".

Earlier, the Australian women's team pursuit set a new Games record on their way to the first women's team pursuit medal at a Commonwealth Games.

"I probably feel more emotion winning here than in Rio because the whole crowd is cheering - that didn't happen so much in Rio", Horton said.

Aussie cycling team smash world record

The 17-year-old Ruck went out hard and touched in a Commonwealth Games record time of 1:54.81 to pip Titmuss by a fingernail.

"I told the boys to back off a bit because the shark was right next to us", he added. "I am not anxious about who I meet in the semifinal, I am ready", she added.

"I obviously wanted to win the gold but Taylor was just better than me tonight, I accept that because it was an incredible swim from her", Titmus said.

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Bronte Campbell had given the host nation the lead on the second leg before McKeon handed over to Cate Campbell, who produced a storming finish to break the previous mark. That trio and Emma McKeon clocked a time of three minutes, 30.5 seconds.

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