Commonwealth Games: Cycling boss takes blame for disqualification disaster

Apr 07, 2018, 00:29
Commonwealth Games: Cycling boss takes blame for disqualification disaster

They remain the most disadvantaged Australians, with higher rates of poverty, ill-health and imprisonment than any other community.

"In training I've been hitting it every time so I just need to think about what I changed in competition compared to training. and believe in myself".

Australia's women's freestyle relayers were last beaten at a Commonwealth Games in 1994. However, even before that, the hosts have been assured of a medal in the women 51kg category, where boxer Taylah Robertson has gotten a bye to the semi-final.

In the men's race, Olympic gold and silver medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee of England trailed home 10th and seventh as the 2016 bronze-winner Henri Schoeman accelerated away for gold.

"We owe it to them as much as we won there and to all the people who help us".

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Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch showed Australian women's sprinting is in good hands by winning gold in the team sprint.

Two-time Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee and his brother Jonathan finished 1-2 in Glasgow four years ago but were well out of the medals this time.

Morton meanwhile has always been hailed the future queen of the track and at 27 has well and truly arrived as Meares watched on from the stands in the track named in her honour.

Cate Campbell swam a blistering last leg in her return to competitive swimming after taking a year off after the Olympics - she clocked 51.00 seconds for her 100m.

Buchanan said her team did their best to match it with their trans-Tasman rivals.

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McCulloch said the pair had great chemistry on the track and their record was proof.

"I want the gold medal and I am not going into the ring here to win bronze, said Robertson".

"We've both got incredible form at the moment which is a credit to our coaches and I think this crowd is pushing us over the line as well".

The New Zealand team followed Australia, and never looked like matching them.

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