Highlights on day three of the Commonwealth Games

Highlights on day three of the Commonwealth Games

The talent-stacked team of Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Alexandra Manly made a major statement by beating New Zealand by almost 10 seconds at Brisbane's Anna Meares Velodrome.

Australia beat home Canada and England for their second gold medal of the opening night after Olympic champion Mack Horton claimed the 400m freestyle final earlier in the programme.

AUSTRALIA has dethroned rivals England to win gold in triathlon's mixed team relay.

Many Australians see the Commonwealth Games as a sporting celebration but for Aboriginal activists they symbolise invasion, dispossession and a culture shunted to the sidelines.

It was Australia's 100th Commonwealth cycling gold.

Under a mostly clear night sky at the 10,000-seat open-air Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle.

Edmondson hopes it is just the start of the success to come under Cycling Australia's high-performance boss Simon Jones, who was poached from Team Sky previous year and has revamped the national program with an eye to Tokyo 2020.

Tens of thousands of people marched on this year's Australia Day, January 26, in "Invasion Day" protests calling for a rethink of the national commemoration.

In the opening race of the night, Willmott ended Scotland's Hannah Miley's two-Games reign as 400-meter individual medley champion by taking gold in a time of 4:34.90.

He took silver behind the 21-year-old Englishman Charlie Tanfield, who streaked home in 4:15.952 to win the 4,000m individual pursuit.

Guy, who won the bronze medal in the 400m freestyle final on Thursday, is expected to be fit for the rest of his events.

Miley wasn't upset with the silver.

They are against the Commonwealth Games over what they term discrimination.

Chad le Clos of South Africa, now the gold-medal favorite in the race with Proud out, was the fastest semifinalist to quality for Friday's final.

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