Triple gold for record-breaking Aussie cyclists

Katrina Barker
April 8, 2018

Team Australia have rounded off day three in the pool at the Commonwealth Games with a record-breaking gold in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.

England beat India 15-14 on the Gold Coast earlier today (Friday 6th April) and South Africa 24-13.

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

Omar was one of Ghana's brightest hopes from a 71-athlete contingent after he won the only medal (a bronze) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Horton became Australia's first 400 metres freestyle victor at the Commonwealth Games since the great Ian Thorpe with his victory.

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.

Under a mostly clear night sky at the 10,000-seat open-air Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle.

Team England had been hot on the Aussies' heels for the first half of the race but slipped down to third place in the third leg when Freya Anderson came up against Canada's Rebecca Smith.

"I told the boys to back off a bit because the shark was right next to us", he added.

"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time".

The team of Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell lowered the previous world record of 3:30.65 set by Australia at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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