'Disgusting', Australian politician blasts indigenous focus at Games

Australian beach life was highlighted during the opening ceremony

But not before the unassuming Archibalds made their mark on the competition.

"But I think it was time for a change at Cycling Australia". With AP Photos.Australia's 4x100-meter women's freestyle relay team has done it again by breaking its own world record on the opening night of the swim program at the Commonwealth Games.

Ruck has been on a hot streak, winning four races in early March in Atlanta, including the 200 freestyle.

Australia set a new Commonwealth Games record as they race to gold in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.

A huge wave of investment followed, with India now second on the all-time Commonwealth Games medal table for shooting - behind only Australia.

She was under world record pace for most of the one-length race before finishing just 0.21sec outside Swede Sarah Sjostrom's world record of 23.67sec.

"It's really about swimming to win".

"Most of them are faster than at trials and that was the plan".

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"They've been very astute with how to spend their money in terms of medals for dollars".

Chalmers continues to grow in stature after becoming the first Australian man in 48 years to win the Olympic 100m freestyle title in Rio two years ago.

Horton became Australia's first 400 metres freestyle victor at the Commonwealth Games since the great Ian Thorpe with his victory.

Hanson, an anti-immigration firebrand known for her outspoken views, said the ceremony's opening sequence was "over the top", but denied her views were racist. "To swim a sub-24 seconds is something that only a handful of people can do, and have done in history".

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.

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.

The news wasn't as good for our mixed badminton team, who won one and lost one on Friday, while boxer Campbell Somerville beat Grenada's Joshua Redhead in the men's 75kg division as he moved a step closer to a medal.

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