Gold, gold, gold for record-breaking Aussie cyclists

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Australia's Ashlee Ankudinoff celebrates her team's gold medal win in the women's 4000m team pursuit finals track cycling event during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane on April 5, 2018.

The Australians had earlier set a scorching new mark of 4:17.218 in qualifying first, more than five seconds quicker that the second-fastest Kiwis.

While Australia came away with two gold, three silver and four bronze from the pool, they were upstaged by an England team who took home four gold medals of their own.

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 probably feel more emotion here than in Rio because the whole crowd is cheering for you", Horton said. Wilmott's effort was then backed up by Thomas Hamer and Eleanor Robinson in the S14 200m freestyle and S7 50m butterfly respectively, before James Wilby stormed home over the last 50 to capture the men's 200m breaststroke.

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

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He was trained at the Army Sports Institute as a diver before being encouraged into weightlifting by his coaches. The Gold Coast 2018 games is an worldwide multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth.

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. "I knew that this time it could have been me if I just swam the race a little bit better".

"Then I looked up at the board and I saw that I'd won", she said shortly after receiving her gold medal from Prince Charles, who is representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the games.

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

They won 10 medals, with just one gold to Emily Seebohm in the women's 200m backstroke, to finish eighth on the table - their worst position since 1991 - and the Commonwealth Games has been seen as a step to regroup for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The New Zealand team of of Rushlee Buchanan, Racquel Sheath, Bryony Botha and Kirstie James had to settle for a distant second, while Canada earlier dispatched England to claim bronze.