Australia on top of Commonwealth medal table

Peter Beattie says most Gold Coast residents are happy about the Games and so is

On Thursday, Canada finished second, almost four seconds behind.

From thereon England were unable to claw back the deficit, ultimately being forced to settle for bronze with a time of 7:55.60 - nearly six seconds behind Canada, whose time of 7:49.66 would have set a new Games record in itself were it not for Australia's commanding performance.

Australia won 7 Gold, 2 Silver and 6 Bronze in Cycling while England won 3 Gold, 2 Silver and 2 Bronze.

Chalmers, the Olympic 100m freestyle champion, made a trademark last-lap surge to take 200m gold in a personal best of one minute 45.56 seconds, the second fastest time in the world this year.

This time around, the Games are taking place during a period of heightened awareness for indigenous rights, following large-scale protests on Australia Day in January.

Under a mostly clear night sky at the open-air stadium, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle. I probably feel more emotion here than in Rio (2016 Olympic Games) because the whole crowd is cheering for you.




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 a year ago and has revamped the national program with an eye to Tokyo 2020. "That didn't happen so much in Rio".

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. Blair Evans of Australia took the bronze.

"I hope you all had a cracking good time watching the ceremony".

"It's my fourth games, third time on the podium for the same event, " Miley said.

In the opening game, Uganda failed to overcome a more experienced England side and lost 5-0 in the opening pool D encounter.

"I am in the shape of my life and am gutted to miss out on the opportunity to show what I can do, " Proud said.

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