Australia wins men's team pursuit gold in world-record time

  • Australia wins men's team pursuit gold in world-record time

Australia wins men's team pursuit gold in world-record time

Ruck set a new Games record of 1:54.81 to deny the fast-closing Titmus by just four-hundredths of a second in a desperate finish, with McKeon taking bronze.

AUSTRALIA has dethroned rivals England to win gold in triathlon's mixed team relay.

The England team, consisting of brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, Vicky Holland and Jessica Learmonth, took the early lead but the latter fell behind in the running stage to allow Australia's Gentle to take the lead.

"I think that is what we have done".

Glaetzer, who won the men's keirin gold on Friday, said he tried to get through the last-16 round with minimum effort against Sahrom, the slowest of 16 qualifiers, and had paid the price. I probably feel more emotion here than in Rio (2016 Olympic Games) because the whole crowd is cheering for you. "That didn't happen so much in Rio".

Tens of thousands of people marched on this year's Australia Day, January 26, in "Invasion Day" protests calling for a rethink of the national commemoration.

Swimmer Aimee Willmott won England's third gold, beating Scotland's Hannah Miley in the 400m individual medley.

He took silver behind the 21-year-old Englishman Charlie Tanfield, who streaked home in 4:15.952 to win the 4,000m individual pursuit.

"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time".

"I hope you all had a cracking good time watching the ceremony".

Miley wasn't upset with the silver. "I pride myself on being tough and stubborn and not giving up". Australian Matt Willis took the bronze.

They are against the Commonwealth Games over what they term discrimination.

Proud, who is also the reigning Commonwealth champion in the 50 butterfly and 50 freestyle, won his preliminary heat by almost a body length, but that was annulled after a referee disqualified the Englishman for movement on the starting blocks.

"I am in the shape of my life and am gutted to miss out on the opportunity to show what I can do, " Proud said.

His teammate Grant Irvine finished fourth in Saturday night's final, won by South African Chad le Clos.