Horton claims gold in the pool while our Aussie girls smash their own world record

Australia’s all-conquering female swimmers have smashed their own world record as they claimed the gold medal in the 4 x 100 metre freestyle relay.

The Aussie girls were never troubled as Shayna Jack kicked things off before Bronte Campbell dived in for the second leg, quickly setting up a handy lead over the rest of the field.

Emma McKeon, who was taking part in her fifth race of the day then extended that lead even further before Cate Campbell brought things home for the Aussies, touching the wall in a new world record time of 3:30.05.


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Canada claimed the silver while England took the bronze.

Earlier in the night Rio Olympic champion Mack Horton added Commonwealth gold to his collection winning the men’s 400 metre freestyle ahead of fellow Aussie Jack McLoughlin who claimed the silver.

Horton trailed England’s James Guy for most of the race until he made his move with 100 metres to go.

He says winning in front of a home crowd is amazing.

“I probably feel more emotion here than in Rio because the whole crowd is cheering for you, that didn’t happen so much in Rio. Ten thousand people cheering for you is pretty unreal,” Horton said.

17-year-old Ariarne Titmus was just pipped for the gold medal in the women’s 200 metre freestyle by Canada’s Taylor Ruck with Emma McKeon picking up the bronze.

Blair Evans claimed the bronze in the women’s 400 metre individual medley.

And that was night one?!
#OurTeamGC have ended the night with 1 x World Record, 1 x Commonwealth Games Record, 9 x…

Posted by Australian Dolphins Swim Team on Thursday, April 5, 2018

 

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