New Zealand claim first medal at Games

Beach on the Gold Coast. Credit Matthew Abbott for The New York Times

The Australian women's pursuit team overtook New Zealand on the last lap to win in a games-record time.

England also claimed two gold medals on the opening night with Aimee Wilmott denying Hannah Miley's bid for a Scottish record three consecutive 400m individual medley gold medals and James Wilby dethroning Scottish defending champion Ross Murdoch in the 200m breaststroke.

The New Zealanders picked up their first gold medal on the track with a victory over England in the men's team sprint.

The Australian cycling team went to the Olympics two years ago aiming to win at least three golds, but they returned home with none and instead it was Britain who dominated.

"I felt like the adrenalin was still going", Jack said.

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"There's definitely been some big changes since he's come on board and we've gone faster, it's as simple as that", Howard said.

"Coming into the competition there is always apprehension ahead of the first race", he said. I thought of every scenario to try and continue diving till at-least the end of this season however the risks highly out weighed the options of continuing to dive and sadly had to make the heart breaking decision to stop diving.

In Gymnastic England and Canada won 2, 2 Gold Medals while Australia won 1 Silver and one Bronze medal.

Under a mostly clear night sky at the 10,000-seat open-air Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Ruck held off a fast-charging Ariarne Titmus of Australia in the 200-meter freestyle.

Bronte Campbell had given the host nation the lead on the second leg before McKeon handed over to Cate Campbell, who produced a storming finish to break the previous mark.

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