CWG 2018: The Australian cycling team — Kelland O’Brien, Leigh Howard, Alex Porter and Sam Welsford — won one of the three gold medals for country at the Anna Meares velodrome in Brisbane.
Australia set a world record time of three minutes, 49.804 seconds in the men’s 4,000-meter team pursuit, beating England for gold at the Commonwealth Games.
Dubbed as “the Ashes on wheels” by local media, the event stood up for its billing after the Australian cycling team shaved off the seconds from England previous world record of 3:50.265, which it had set at the Rio Olympics.
The Australian cycling team — Kelland O’Brien, Leigh Howard, Alex Porter and Sam Welsford — won one of the three gold medals for country at the Anna Meares velodrome in Brisbane.
Meanwhile, the Australian women’s pursuit team overtook New Zealand on the last lap to win in a games-record time.
Australian duo Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch then beat New Zealand to win the women’s team sprint, finishing in 32.488.
The New Zealanders picked up their first gold medal on the track with a victory over England in the men’s team sprint.
The pair finished in 32.488 seconds, more than half a second ahead of Kiwi duo Emma Cumming and Natasha Hansen.
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.
The team of Alex Manly, Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure and Ashlee Ankudinoff overlapped New Zealand.