No rest for world record-holders in Commonwealth Games pool
- Author: Stacy Allen Apr 08, 2018,
Apr 08, 2018, 0:50
On the second night at Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, Australia stepped up its dominance, adding two more gold medals to the three they pocketed 24 hours earlier.
With AP Photos.Australia's 4x100-meter women's freestyle relay team has done it again by breaking its own world record on the opening night of the swim program at the Commonwealth Games.
In the singles, Uganda's dependable Edwin Ekiring succumbed two-straight (21-11/21-15) to England's Rajiv Ouseph in the men's category.
That trio and Emma McKeon clocked a time of 3 minutes, 30.5 seconds, lowering the world record of 3:30.65 that Australia (with the Campbell sisters and McKeon part of the team) set in winning Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
"I think that is what we have done".
Katie's brother John, 27, is a former swimmer who got into track and road cycling after discovering he had a taste for it while commuting to work on his bike.
"I felt like the adrenalin was still going", Jack said.
Under a mostly clear night sky at the open-air stadium, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle. "That didn't happen so much in Rio".
Chalmers, the Olympic 100m freestyle champion, made a trademark last-lap surge to take 200m gold in a personal best of one minute 45.56 seconds, the second fastest time in the world this year. "Ten thousand people cheering for you is pretty unreal".
Wilmott, beaten by Miley in the 2014 Glasgow final, fought back tenaciously in the final freestyle leg to pip the Scot by 0.26secs with Australia's Blair Evans third.
Hauser finished the second leg in first before Gentle produced an enormous bike and run to give Birtwhistle a 39-second lead as the Tasmanian, and individual silver medallist, went on to claim the victory for Australia.
"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time".
"I am in the shape of my life and am gutted to miss out on the opportunity to show what I can do, " Proud said.