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Australians in action, swimming, Emma McKeon, Jess Stenson, marathon

Australia’s gold rush at the Commonwealth Games continued over two days, with another 14 medals on offer for the country.

The best chances will be in the pool, where medals will be awarded in nine events for the Australians in the evening session (4pm).

But the medal race began at the start of the men’s and women’s marathons – the latter of which was unique to Australia.

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Australia’s women’s rugby sevens team beat New Zealand 17-12 to advance to the gold medal.

The Kiwis led 12-5 at half-time, but Australia staged a brilliant comeback with two tries from Madison Levy to seal the hat-trick.

But it was not an easy journey as Lewes left Australia with just six players on the park, sin-binned by a hair-puller in the second half.

However, they held off Fiji for the gold medal.

Australia took gold in the ‘Iconic’ Marathon Stunner

Australia Jess Stenson In the women’s marathon, she stormed to victory in the final 10km to claim her first gold, clocking 2:27.31.

Stenson was one of three Australians competing in the tournament, along with Eloise Welling and Sinead Diver.

By the 30km mark, the two Australians had fallen away from most of the field, with Stenson holding on with frontrunners Helalia Johannes and Kenya’s Margaret Wangari Muriuki.

She then made her own move after two hours and 10 minutes of running to stay clear in front of herself.

And to get the win, she was in front, 29 seconds ahead of Muriuki, 1 minute and 8 seconds ahead of Johannes.

Commentator Bruce McAvaney described Stenson’s celebrations with Wellings and Diver at the end as “spectacular scenes”.

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In the year

Even Stenson’s Commonwealth Games preparations were a few weeks away from the event due to Covid-19.

Former Olympian and commentator Dave Culbert Stenson said as he approached the finish line: “This is going to be one of the greatest places in Australian athletics.

“She watched the Tokyo Games with an excessive amount of trepidation, prompting her to withdraw after trying to make the team at the last minute.

“She had a stress fracture in her thigh, another bone stress injury in her lower back.

“The tenacity to come back from finishing third on two occasions to put herself in this position is extraordinary.”

“It’s just a dream come true for all the moms out there and I’m thankful for all of your support and I’m thankful for the moms that came before me for showing that it’s possible,” Stenson said after the race.

የአውስትራሊያው<b/>Jess Stenson wins women’s marathon with incredible run.” attribution=”test” src=”″ srcset=” images/bin/9495a387f5e740330206d612c77a0b07?width=320 320w, 640w, 9495a387f5e740330206d612c77a0b07?width=768 768w”/></amp-img><figcaption class=AustraliaJess Stenson won the women’s marathon with an incredible run.Source: AFP

In the swimming pool

In the morning session the Australians had a strong swim as more stars progressed through the heats.

First up is the men’s 200m freestyle heats. Elijah Winnington And Mc Horton with 1:46.87 and 1:47.37 respectively.

Including this, the women’s 50m freestyle heats followed. Emma McKeon – aiming to become Australia’s most successful Commonwealth Games athlete – and Shayna Jack.

Both swam – McKeon swam 24.52 and Jack 24.31. Both won their heats, as did Meg Harris in the first race with a time of 24.57.

For Jack, it was her first major to be delayed on the international circuit after being suspended for two years due to a positive drug test.

The morning session also featured an Olympic gold medalist. Kaylee McKeown She won the heat of the 100-meter backstroke in 59.58, while Zac Stubblety-Cook He won the heat of the 100m breaststroke.

Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay; Cody Simpson They hit the pool again and chose to swim after the first change. Australia swam 1:34.53 before winning the heat.

As Australia’s favorites to win that relay, Simpson is likely to leave Birmingham as a Commonwealth Games gold medallist.

Canada’s Maggie McNeil won the 100m butterfly final, just 0.02 seconds short of McKeon joining the historic Australian team.

McKeon remains one gold medal shy of Susie O’Neill, Ian Thorpe and Lessell Jones with 10 Commonwealth Games gold medals.

Brianna Thorsle He took home the bronze in the 100m butterfly, adding to Australia’s growing medal haul.

But it didn’t take long for McKeon to join the team, winning the women’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay with Maddie Wilson, Shayna Jack and Molly O’Callaghan.

Shayna Jack’s debuts were left on paper.Source: News Corp Australia

Sparky Runner ‘No Surprises’

In the men’s marathon, sprinter Liam Adams led halfway through the race and missed out on a bronze medal by just seven seconds.

Adams kept the first 20 kilometers and was fighting for the medals, but was eventually eliminated.

However, according to former Olympian Tamsin Manu, Adams said “nothing surprising… just an amazing effort today… it was something special”.

Victor Kiplangat, the first Ugandan to win marathon gold at the Commonwealth Games, clocked 2:10.54, 2 minutes and 28 seconds to beat Adams. Tanzania’s Alphonse Simbu was second, 1 minute 34 seconds behind Kiplangat, while Kenya’s Michael Gitahe was third.

Liam Adams led half way through the race and missed out on the bronze medal by just seven seconds.Source: AFP

Para Gun will rule the marathon.

Australia Madison de Rosario She took the women’s T53/54 marathon in stride, dominating the field at the Commonwealth Games with a time of 1:56:00.

The 28-year-old won the 1,500m in the same competition four years ago on the Gold Coast.

She finished nearly four minutes ahead of England’s Eden Rainbow-Cooper.

There was no bronze medal in the competition where only four competitors were awarded.

Australia’s Christy Dawes finished fourth, but in a season best of 2:07:02.

Australia’s Madison De RosarioShe took on the Women’s T53/54 Marathon in style.Source: AFP

Another step

Australia Women’s Rugby 7 The team failed to add to the excitement in the morning session, however, losing to Fiji 12-19 in the group stage. Australia lost 19-0 before scoring two consolation tries.

Also on the second day is the start of the hockey with . Hokiros At half-time they beat Kenya 5-0.

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A total of two to nine gold medals can be awarded in Australia on the day, with the track and para-cycling (7pm) and the women’s team artistic gymnastics final (6pm) expected to be awarded by the Australians.

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