Both New Zealand and Australia are showing what they’re made of just one day into the 2018 Commonwealth Games. New Zealand took home three medals, with the women’s 4000m team pursuit winning the first medal of the day for cycling – silver.
The Kiwis scored another medal in cycling when the men’s sprint team won gold. They also set a Commonwealth Games record during qualification, finishing in 42.822 seconds. Finally, Emma Cumming and Natasha Hansen of the women’s sprint team won the third medal of the day when they took home the silver.
Team Australia celebrates after winning the gold medal and breaking the world record in the Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final. REUTERS/David Gray
Australia stole the show, however, winning five medals overall and setting two world records. The men’s team pursuit broke the world record and took home a gold at the same time, as did the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team. Australia won another gold in the women’s 4,000m team pursuit, and landed a fourth medal – silver – with triathlon star Jake Birtwhistle’s impressive efforts. The women’s team sprint won another gold at the velodrome.
Since last night, Team Australia has won another ten medals – one gold, three silvers and six bronzes.