Monday, 20 August, 2018

Silver! Cyclists earn first Games medal for NZ

Taneka Kovchenko was due to partner Melissa Wu in the 10m synchronised competition Taneka Kovchenko was due to partner Melissa Wu in the 10m synchronised competition
Deanna Wagner | 08 April, 2018, 01:47

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.

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

"I have been responding well in training and I am now looking forward to prove a point in Australia".

"I wanted to go out hard and control the third 50 meters", said Le Clos, who has now won 14 Commonwealth medals, four away from the record held by shooters Phillip Adams from Australia and Mick Gault of England.

Australia has smashed the men's team pursuit world record on way to Gold Coast Games gold.

The event is scheduled to run from April 4-15.

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Fellow Australian team mates Jarrod Poort and 2014 Commonwealth Games 200m freestyle gold medalist Thomas Fraser-Holmes were given one-year bans for the same offense.

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To watch the 2018 Commonwealth Games live and on the go, download the free 7CommGames app on iTunes or Android. "We've got a guaranteed bronze but I'm tipping that colour might change".

That was 0.374s quicker than a New Zealand foursome had gone before.

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

"Honestly, I really struggled in 2017", she said.