New Zealand claim first medal at Games

Taneka Kovchenko has been forced to retire from diving on the eve of the Commonwealth Games

Australian swimmer Mack Horton has won the gold medal in the men's 400m freestyle at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. And Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch, who made up the women's team sprint pair, won their event, also beating NZ.

It was one of three gold medals for Australia at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane on the opening night of track cycling competition.

Gold Coast: Indian cyclists Deborah Deborah and Aleena Reji advanced to the quarter-finals in the women's sprint qualifying at the Commonwealth Games 2018, in Australia's Gold Coast on Friday.

The team of Shayna Jack, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Cate Campbell went 0.60 seconds under Australia's previous world record set at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Horton, who upset Chinese defending champion Sun Yang to snatch gold at Rio two years ago, joined five-time Olympic champion Thorpe, who was the last Australian man to win the 400m free in Manchester in 2002.

"My parents were in the stand, and they've travelled all this way to support me and I just really, really wanted a gold medal". "Ten thousand people cheering for you is pretty unreal".

"This was a borderline case but the bike was re-measured a second time and was found not to be compliant".

Campbell's path back to the winners' circle began on Thursday when she anchored the Australian 4x100m freestyle relay team to a world record.

Cate Campbell brought home the world record with a flying final leg of 51.00secs after sister Bronte was under world record pace with her second leg of 52.03secs.

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