Sport Gold, gold, gold for record-breaking Aussie cyclists

15:17  05 april  2018
15:17  05 april  2018 Source:   afp.com

Commonwealth Games: Cate Campbell ups the ante on the Gold Coast with an eye to Tokyo

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The Australian cycling team went to the Olympics two years ago aiming to win at least three golds , but they returned home with none and instead it was Britain who dominated. Record - breaking Aussies make waves in pool.

Home. Sports. Gold , gold , gold for record - breaking Aussie cyclists . The Australian cycling team went to the Olympics two years ago aiming to win at least three golds, but they returned home with none and instead it was Britain who dominated.

Alex Porter, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard and Kelland O'Brien of Australia celebrate after winning the gold medal.© REUTERS/Paul Childs Alex Porter, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard and Kelland O'Brien of Australia celebrate after winning the gold medal. Australia went some way towards easing the pain of Rio 2016 as the Commonwealth Games hosts sealed a hat-trick of track cycling golds on Thursday, demolishing a world record along the way.

Roared on by a capacity crowd at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, the Australians romped home against England in the men's 4,000m team pursuit final in a record-breaking 3mins 49.804sec, beating the 3:50.265 set by Britain at Rio.

The Australians also triumphed in the women's team pursuit and women's team sprint - each time over New Zealand - to carry home three of the four golds up for grabs on the first day of cycling action on the track.

Australia break women's 4x100m freestyle world record

  Australia break women's 4x100m freestyle world record <p>Australia broke the women's 4x100 <g class="gr_ gr_3 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling multiReplace" data-gr-id="3" id="3">metres</g> freestyle world record with a time of three minutes 30.05 seconds at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.</p>Australia shattered the women's 4x100 metres freestyle world record for their second gold medal on the opening night's finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

The Australian cycling team went to the Olympics two years ago aiming to win at least three golds , but they returned home with none and instead it was Britain who dominated.

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Jordan Kerby and Sam Welsford of Australia celebrate winning gold in the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Gold Final during the Cycling on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Anna Meares Velodrome on April 5, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.© Matt King/Getty Images Jordan Kerby and Sam Welsford of Australia celebrate winning gold in the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Gold Final during the Cycling on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Anna Meares Velodrome on April 5, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. The men's team sprint title went to New Zealand with England again pipped into silver.

In front of the watching Camilla, wife of Britain's Prince Charles, it was a measure of redemption for the under-pressure home racers.

The Australian cycling team went to the Olympics two years ago aiming to win at least three golds, but they returned home with none and instead it was Britain who dominated.

Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Alexandra Manly of Australia celebrate after winning the gold medal.© REUTERS/Paul Childs Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Alexandra Manly of Australia celebrate after winning the gold medal. Annette Edmondson, a member of the victorious women's 4,000m pursuit team, said: "After the setbacks in Rio... that is sport, and it has its ups and downs. Our thoughts were on this race and to get on with it and get the job done.

Athlete in 'serious' condition after contracting malaria

  Athlete in 'serious' condition after contracting malaria An athlete at the Commonwealth Games is in a "serious" condition at a Gold Coast hospital after contracting malaria, organisers said on Friday. The Games' organising committee (GOLDOC) said the 23-year-old was admitted to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) on Thursday."The patient received immediate treatment for malaria on arrival at GCUH," GOLDOC said in a statement."The patient remains admitted to GCUH in a serious condition and continues to be closely monitored." © AAP Image/Aman Sharma The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games emblem.

And Luke Mathews stole bronze at the line in the 800m after coming from the dead to finish third. Gold , gold , gold for record - breaking Aussie cyclists .

Australia went some way towards easing the pain of Rio 2016 as the Commonwealth Games hosts sealed a

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"We're now focused on how we can use this race to see what we can do in the future."

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Jacob Birtwhistle of Australia celebrates with his silver medal. Commonwealth Games: Australia's medals

Commonwealth Games: Chloe Hosking wins women's cycling road race gold .
<p>Australian Chloe Hosking has won the gold medal in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.</p>Australian Chloe Hosking has won the gold medal in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

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