Апреля 24, 2018

Aussie women break 4x100 freestyle relay WR at Commonwealth Games

08 Апреля 2018, 12:50 | Ken Black

Aussie women break 4x100 freestyle relay WR at Commonwealth Games

Horton wins 400m freestyle gold

England took the bronze, more than eight seconds behind Australia.

Table tennis, hockey, swimming and the mixed-team triathlon are among the sports on the schedule on day three of the Games with Australia looking to add to their 14 gold medals at the top of the table.

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

In the singles, Uganda's dependable Edwin Ekiring succumbed two-straight (21-11/21-15) to England's Rajiv Ouseph in the men's category.

Minutes later in the velodrome, England's Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott won gold in the blind and visually impaired (B&VI) sprint.

Under a mostly clear night sky at the open-air stadium, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle.

The host nation led the race from start to finish, eventually clocking in with a time of 7:48.04 - a new Games record, usurping their own record from four years ago in Glasgow by nearly two seconds.

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Cate Campbell said the 10,000-strong home crowd at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre was "beyond my wildest dreams". "That didn't happen so much in Rio".

It was Horton's third career Commonwealth Games medal after winning 4x200m freestyle gold and 1,500m freestyle silver in Glasgow in 2014.

Chalmers, the Olympic 100m freestyle champion, made a trademark last-lap surge to take 200m gold in a personal best of one minute 45.56 seconds, the second fastest time in the world this year.

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.

The biggest cheer of the night erupted in the final race when Australia's sprint world champion Matt Glaetzer obliterated the field in the men's keirin, with Lewis Oliva of Wales taking silver and the Kiwi Edward Dawkins bronze.

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

"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.

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