'Disgusting', Australian politician blasts indigenous focus at Games

Kyle Chalmers of Australia in action at the XXI Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre Friday. — EPA

In the opening race of the night, England's Aimee Willmott ended Scotland's Hannah Miley's two-Games reign as 400-meter individual medley champion by taking gold in a time of 4:34.90. And Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch, who made up the women's team sprint pair, won their event, also beating NZ.

Gold medalist Cate Campbell of Australia, silver medalists Bronte Campbell of Australia and Taylor Ruck of Canada on the podium.

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"I've got nothing against the Aboriginal people but I'm sick and exhausted of being made to feel as if I'm a second-class citizen in my own country".

The hosts lit up the track, posting a time of 4min 17.218sec, a Games record, and were over five seconds head of the Kiwis in qualifying.

'Disgusting', Australian politician blasts indigenous focus at Games

The 25-year-old Willmott hauled in the Scot, who had won the title at the last two Commonwealth Games, towards the end of the breaststroke and then held her off over the final freestyle leg, with Australia's Blair Evans finishing fast to take bronze. I was still a bit soft and slow in that first 200.

"My parents were in the stand, and they've travelled all this way to support me and I just really, really wanted a gold medal".

"Rio is cool. But home crowd is always going to win - having 10,000 people cheering for you is pretty unreal".

"This was a borderline case but the bike was re-measured a second time and was found not to be compliant".

Less than 12 hours after breaking the world mark in the 4×100-metre freestyle relay, three of the four Australian women were back at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre in morning heats for the 50-metre freestyle yesterday.

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