No rest for world record-holders in Commonwealth Games pool

Fired-up hosts Australia look to dominate Commonwealth Games

Fired-up hosts Australia look to dominate Commonwealth Games

"I'm going to make sure I stop and take a couple of breaths to take in how special this moment is because not many people get to experience it".

Canada finished second in 3:33.92 with England third nearly five seconds further back.

Horton was the first Australian champion in the race, seen as one of the premier titles on the programme, since retired swimming great Ian Thorpe at Manchester in 2002.

The rain didn't dampen the spirits of 35,000 spectators at the Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony last night. "I did have that swim-off this morning which I'm very grateful to have that opportunity for a second chance.and then to come out with a world record, I have no words for it".

In the men's race, Olympic gold and silver medallists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee of England trailed home 10th and seventh as the 2016 bronze-winner Henri Schoeman accelerated away for gold.

Australia went some way towards easing the pain of Rio 2016 as the Commonwealth Games hosts sealed a hat-trick of track cycling golds on Thursday, demolishing a world record along the way. Olympic champion Mack Horton won the men's 400m freestyle although Canada's Taylor Ruck pipped two Aussies - fellow 17-year-old Ariarne Titmus, and Emma McKeon - in the women's 200m free.

Former South Korean President Park Sentenced to 24 Years
The former president's prison sentence is four years longer than that of Choi Soon Sil, who was sentenced with 20 years in prison. She is the daughter of another president, Park Chung-hee, who seized power in 1961 and was assassinated eight years later.

Canada finished second, almost four seconds behind. "It was a good race with James - he's always out quick", Horton said. Australia's Pearson, the 100m hurdles world champion and a Gold Coast resident, earlier said she was in tears when she realised she had to withdraw, but added: "My health comes first".

"I think that was really incredible".

Chalmers, who earlier on Friday night won the individual 200m freestyle, then ensured victory with a strong last leg.

Wilby's storming final few meters gave him the title ahead of Scotland's defending champion Ross Murdoch and Australia's Matt Wilson, while Willmott ended the reign of Hannah Miley in the 400m medley.

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the XXI Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Queensland.

"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time", Willmott told reporters.

Recommended News

  • Ancestry.com test reveals shocking family secret

    Ancestry.com test reveals shocking family secret

    It was the same doctor who delivered baby Kelli and looked after her mother for a few more years following the birth. Her parents, who are now divorced, were having difficulty conceiving and approached Dr Gerald E Mortimer for help.
    Josh: Storms return Friday night, then colder

    Josh: Storms return Friday night, then colder

    There is now a slight risk for severe weather covering Marengo county, and a marginal risk for most of our viewing area. We're tracking an area of low pressure that will move across the Palmetto State Saturday morning into the afternoon.
    Vigil to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Wednesday

    Vigil to mark Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy Wednesday

    Ceremonies and other events are being held nationwide Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King's death.' It's what I expect to see, but I would like to see more education around the whole occurrence".
  • Spider-Man Swings In With A New Trailer and Release Date

    Spider-Man Swings In With A New Trailer and Release Date

    Let us know your thoughts in the comments section, I can safely say that this is a day 1 purchase for me without any hesitation. Those who pre-order the Digital Deluxe edition will also get a limited edition collectible pin sent to them by mail.
    NASA orders a supersonic X-Plane, easy on the boom

    NASA orders a supersonic X-Plane, easy on the boom

    The chief engineer at NASA Langley in Hampton, Jay Brandon, said when airplanes fly at a supersonic speed they make sonic booms. Meanwhile Spike Aerospace is hoping to test its S-512 Supersonic Jet by the close of this year.
    Trump suggests he will put United States  troops on Mexican border

    Trump suggests he will put United States troops on Mexican border

    Mexico routinely stops and deports undocumented Central Americans, sometimes in numbers that rival those of the United States. The President is now publicly discussing deploying U.S. troops on American soil to push his white supremacist agenda.
  • Pep prepared to ring changes for Man City-Man Utd clash

    Pep prepared to ring changes for Man City-Man Utd clash

    He's the boss, you can be good with each other but there's still a distance between a coach and a player. The 26-year-old has played 135 times for City, scoring 34 goals and assisting a further 57 strikes.
    Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Partnership

    Inside Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Partnership

    Meghan was seen jetting into the U.S. and making a beeline to spend some mother-daughter time with her mum, Doria Ragland . Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will tie the knot on Saturday, May 19, in St.

    "Since Migrant Caravan Splinters, " Trump Takes Credit and Also Mexico Scoffs

    In both operations, about 30,000 members of the National Guard were deployed along the border with similar aims. The government said it deported some 400 people and would offer refugee status to others.
  • Will Mike And Ronnie's Fragile Friendship Survive Jersey Shore Family Vacation ?

    Will Mike And Ronnie's Fragile Friendship Survive Jersey Shore Family Vacation ?

    Last time I lived with them, I didn't have kids, so I didn't really notice it, and now I noticed it and was like , 'Oh, my god'. Moving on to season 2, the couple had been off and on, but Magro was still coming home to Giancola after nights out in Miami.

    Black Panther Passes Jurassic World at Domestic Box Office

    Ross and members of the Dora Milaje, Wakandan special forces, to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war. The blockbuster will soon top " Titanic " for the third spot on the North American Box Office at $659.4 million.
    Nokia 8 Sirocco top features; Curved glass finish, wireless charging and more

    Nokia 8 Sirocco top features; Curved glass finish, wireless charging and more

    It bears a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor on its primary rear camera , complete with an f/1.75 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels. All the customers buying any of the above three phones will also get 25% instant discount on domestic hotels at MakeMyTrip .

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.