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Australia break women's 4x100m freestyle world record

Australia break women's 4x100m freestyle world record

Chad le Clos and Tatjana Schoenmaker gave South Africa two gold medals, while England's Adam Peaty continued his four-year unbeaten run in the men's 100m breaststroke and Canada's Kylie Masse held off Emily Seebohm in the 100m backstroke. And Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch, who made up the women's team sprint pair, won their event, also beating NZ.

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.

Australia shattered the women's 4×100 metres freestyle world record for their second gold medal on the opening night's finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

"I felt like the adrenalin was still going", Jack said.

The hosts lit up the track, posting a time of 4min 17.218sec, a Games record, and were over five seconds head of the Kiwis in qualifying.




"I definitely felt it on the third 50 meters of that 200", Ruck said. I probably feel more emotion here than in Rio (2016 Olympic Games) because the whole crowd is cheering for you.

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

"I obviously wanted to win the gold but Taylor was just better than me tonight, I accept that because it was an incredible swim from her", Titmus said.

Not only did they each win their heats, but Cate Campbell, her sister Bronte Campbell and Shayna Jack were the three fastest qualifiers for the semifinals.


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