Australia wins men's team pursuit gold in world-record time

Randolph Lopez
April 8, 2018

Earlier, the Australian women's team pursuit set a new Games record on their way to the first women's team pursuit medal at a Commonwealth Games.

Fittingly, Thorpe presented Horton with his gold medal at the podium presentation.

"It got me all teary; so many people have supported me through the past two years and to be able to share that with the rest of Australia was something very special to me".

"Coming into the competition there is always apprehension ahead of the first race", he said.

"My parents were in the stand, and they've travelled all this way to support me and I just really, really wanted a gold medal".

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

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"That didn't happen so much in Rio".

Horton won the men's 400m freestyle final tonight but fancied compatriots Ariarne Titmus and Emma McKeon were trumped in the women's 200m freestyle medal race.

"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time", Willmott told reporters.

Sam Welsford of Australia celebrates winning gold in the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Final during the Cycling on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Anna Meares Velodrome on April 5, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

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Cate Campbell brought home the world record with a flying final leg of 51.00secs after sister Bronte was under world record pace with her second leg of 52.03secs.

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