Matthew Glaetzer bounces back from early Games failure to claim Gold

Australian Cyclist Matthew Glaetzer didn’t even need a minute to redeem himself on the track, as he used the disappointment of last night’s shock individual sprint defeat to spur him on to a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal tonight.

The South Australian Cyclist blitzed through the 1km time trial tonight in just 59.3 seconds.

New Zealand’s Ed Dawkins was the next best completing the race in 59.928 seconds and Scotland’s Callum Skinner finishing in third with 1:01.083


The 25-year-old Australian said he was pleased with the result, but had hoped he could record a faster time.

“I felt a lot of relief to be honest,” Glaetzer said.

“I was sneakily trying to crack the 58-second mark.”

He added he was rattled after being eliminated by Malaysian Cyclist, Muhammad Sahrom, in yesterday’s race.

“It was a big day today to bounce back after a shocking day yesterday, so to regroup when sometimes things don’t always go the way you plan… it’s really good to come back and prove to yourself, and get one up for Australia because I don’t think I performed yesterday,” he said.