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Australia storm to freestyle relay gold

08 April 2018, 01:26 | Myrtle Vega

Beach on the Gold Coast. Credit Matthew Abbott for The New York Times

Beach on the Gold Coast. Credit Matthew Abbott for The New York Times

Australia has claimed the men's team pursuit bragging rights from archrivals England with a world record ride to triumph at the Commonwealth Games.

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

In Gymnastic England and Canada won 2, 2 Gold Medals while Australia won 1 Silver and one Bronze medal.

Kelland O'Brien replaced Jordan Kerby in the quartet that qualified fastest earlier in the day, teaming with Leigh Howard, Alex Porter and Sam Welsford to win Australia's second of three track cycling gold medals at Brisbane's Anna Meares Velodrome.

Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final - Optus Aquatic Centre - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018.

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Horton, who upset Chinese defending champion Sun Yang to snatch gold at Rio two years ago, joined five-time Olympic champion Thorpe, who was the last Australian man to win the 400m free in Manchester in 2002. I probably feel more emotion here than in Rio (2016 Olympic Games) because the whole crowd is cheering for you.

Emerging star Titmus and McKeon were then pipped in the 200m freestyle final by Canada's Ruck.

"I definitely felt it on the third 50 meters of that 200", Ruck said. "I knew that this time it could have been me if I just swam the race a little bit better".

Cate Campbell brought home the world record with a flying final leg of 51.00secs after sister Bronte was under world record pace with her second leg of 52.03secs.



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