Australia's clean sweep in team pursuit

Triple gold for record-breaking Aussie cyclists
Commonwealth Games: Australia set world record to claim gold
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07 April, 2018

"I knew I had to swim a certain time to get that spot and that's all I've ever wanted in my sport", said Jack, who trains with the Campbell sisters under coach Simon Cusack.

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.

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

This time around they lowered their record to 3:30.05, with Cate Campbell reflecting that achieving such a feat always felt significant.

"It's the first time I think I've heard the crowd while I'm swimming", she added.

Campbell's role in the world record can not be understated.

Swimming - Goldcoast 2018 Common Wealth Online Games - Men's 400m Freestyle Last - Optus Aquatic Centre - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018.

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

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'I knew what I had to do on the way home, and if you go that hard, you're gonna be hurting on the back end more than I'm going to be hurting'.

"I think that was really incredible".

"We have never ceded the supreme authority over our lives, we have never ceded the supreme authority over our land, we have never ceded the sovereignty over our lifestyles and our children".

The 21-year-old also ended a 16-year-drought for Australia in the men's 400 metres freestyle after pulling ahead of England's James Guy and his own teammate James McLoughlin in the final 100m of the race.

Emerging star Titmus and McKeon were then pipped in the 200m freestyle final by Canada's Ruck. "It's fantastic", McKeon said.

"I thought, "someone must be doing something special here" and I thought we were being caught, but it was us breaking the world record".

"She was there lifting that barbell with me ... that was dedicated to her", said an emotional Toomey, who made six clean lifts, 87kg in the snatch and 114kg in the clean and jerk to take gold in an event that has evaded Australia since Melbourne 2006.


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