Australia claims a World Record at the Commonwealth Games

AUSTRALIA is off to a winning start at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, with the women’s 4×100 metre relay claiming a World Record.

Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell, Emma McKeon and Gold Coaster Melanie Schlanger took to the pool and shaved nearly a second off the previous world best set by the Netherlands in 2009.

Afterwards Cate told Network Ten “to quote Muhammed Ali we are the greatest”.  Adding “I said if we ever broke the world record that would be the line to use”.


In the pool earlier, Emma McKeon took out the 200 metre freestyle with a Games record.  In the same event, Bronte Barratt was third.

Keryn McMaster was third in the 400 metre and third in the 400 metre Individual Medley.

David McKeon took silver in the 400 metre freestyle, the race taken out by Canada’s Ryan Cochrane.

Gold Coaster Leiston Pickett impressed in the semi-finals of the 50 metre breaststroke to qualify fastest for Saturday’s final.

Mel Schlanger’s fiancé, Chris Wright, also moved through to Saturday’s final of the 50 metre butterfly.

Flagbearer Anna Meares won gold in the 500 metre time trial in track cycling.  Fellow Australian Stephanie Morton was second.

In the netball, the Australian Diamonds registered a first up win over Wales 63 to 36.