Australia, Canada, England win Commonwealth Games pool golds

Saul Bowman
April 8, 2018

He said: 'I don't think he was fully in form, and also I thought if I don't have to ride the full distance, full gas, I can save myself for the scratch race tomorrow night.

The Australian took silver in 1:56.36 while Scotland's Duncan Scott won bronze.

"One hundred percent that's the next big goal for us; once we get the next three days over with it's Tokyo all the way".

"I've got nothing against the Aboriginal people but I'm sick and exhausted of being made to feel as if I'm a second-class citizen in my own country".

There was some controversy in the morning qualifying when world champion Ben Proud was disqualified from the 50-meter butterfly at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday and lost an appeal against the decision. "With fans in the crowd, I wanted to give them something to cheer about by delivering a fast time".

Schoenmaker, swimming at her first Commonwealth Games, controlled virtually the entire women's 200m breaststroke to pull away from England's Molly Renshaw and Chloe Tutton of Wales. "The whole South African team just jumping up, it just made me emotional".

That was 0.374s quicker than a New Zealand foursome had gone before.

The women's team pursuit have earned the country's first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. I was still a bit soft and slow in that first 200.

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. "But I just tried to keep my head down and race".

The result caps another excellent day for Australia, who now have a total of 32 medals from their exploits in the pool, including 11 golds. England are a distant second on 14 total medals, seven of which are gold.

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