Published: Sun, April 08, 2018
Sports | By Sarah Myers

Australian women break 4×100 freestyle relay world record

Australian women break 4×100 freestyle relay world record

That win made up for Rebecca Wiasak's heartbreak in the women's 3000m individual pursuit decider, who lost to Scotland's Katie Archibald in the final.

That broke the mark of 3:30.65 the team clocked at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016, when the Campbell sisters and McKeon were part of the team.

She thought that Titmus had beaten her at the wall.

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.

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.

Ruck has been on a hot streak, winning four races in early March in Atlanta, including the 200 freestyle.

Chalmers then claimed his second Commonwealth gold in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay victory as Australia dominated the second evening, with sprint queen Cate Campbell again in record-breaking form on the Gold Coast.

Today they are the most disadvantaged Australians, with higher rates of poverty, ill health and imprisonment than any other community. There have been many highlights.

"They've been very astute with how to spend their money in terms of medals for dollars".

"They stole some Australian coaches and it all rolled on from there", Quick, who is competing at a record seventh Commonwealth Games, told AAP.

The opening ceremony on the Gold Coast was full of magical moments. "To swim a sub-24 seconds is something that only a handful of people can do, and have done in history".

And while fans at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre sang the national anthem of Australia on six occasions, the success wasn't limited to the pool, with cyclists Stephanie Morton and Matthew Glaetzer and weightlifter Tia-Clair Toomey also triumphing on a night when Australia surged to the top of the medal tally.

The women's pursuit team - Ashlee Akudinoff, Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure and Alexandra Manly - also took gold, nearly lapping New Zealand, The Australian reported.

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