April 20, 2018

Golden night for Aussies as they smash records at Commonwealth Games

08 April 2018, 01:22 | Marta Robbins

Golden night for Aussies as they smash records at Commonwealth Games

Golden night for Aussies as they smash records at Commonwealth Games

"I am indigenous. As far as I'm concerned, I was born here, this is my country as much as anyone else... anyone who is of Aboriginal descent, the same age as I am, why have they got more right to this land than what I do?"

So far, Australia is leading the overall medals tally with 15 medals, but it is one behind England on gold medals with five against six.

The Australian quartet of Shayna Jack, Emma McKeon and sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell were roared home by a fervent crowd to clock three minutes, 30.05 seconds and break their own record of 3:30.65 set at the Rio Olympics.

Less than 12 hours after breaking the world mark in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, three of the four Australian women were back at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in morning heats for the 50-metre freestyle yesterday.

Are you watching the Commonwealth Games on TV or do you plan to attend on the Gold Coast?

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"Obviously it was painful but I wanted to make sure I was comfortably was my fastest ever 150m split and then I knew, with respect, that the rest was over".

New Zealand cycling high performance director Martin Barras took full responsibility and said he was gutted for the athletes.

"It was a huge honour to stand on the podium and be New Zealand's first medal of the games".

Horton's victory came after teammate Blair Evans won the bronze medal in the first swim final of the Games - the women's 400m individual medley. I was still a bit soft and slow in that first 200. "But I just tried to keep my head down and race". England are a distant second on 14 total medals, seven of which are gold.

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