Australia smash team pursuit world record as England take silver


Australia has won the men's 4,000-meter team pursuit in a world record 3 minutes, 49.804 seconds to secure Commonwealth Games gold. And Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch, who made up the women's team sprint pair, won their event, also beating NZ.

Australian Cycling Academy members Sam Welsford and Kelland O'Brien combined with Alex Porter and Leigh Howard to win Australia's second cycling gold medal at Anna Meares Velodrome.

So far, Australia is leading the overall medals tally with 15 medals, but it is one behind England on gold medals with five against six.

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"I've got nothing against the Aboriginal people but I'm sick and exhausted of being made to feel as if I'm a second-class citizen in my own country".

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"My parents were in the stand, and they've travelled all this way to support me and I just really, really wanted a gold medal".

That was 0.374s quicker than a New Zealand foursome had gone before.

The 200m freestyle champion then swam the fastest split time in the relay but ran out of steam in the final few strokes. I was still a bit soft and slow in that first 200. "I am not anxious about who I meet in the semifinal, I am ready", she added.

Australia lead the medal table in the pool on 32, with 11 golds.