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Aussie weightlifter Kyle Bruce was in tears after being stripped of his gold medal following a controversial review.

Bruce looks set to set a new Commonwealth record in the 81kg category with the final lift clear by all three judges.

However, during a slow-motion review, officials determined that Bruce’s arms were not fully extended.

The decision saw it come down to the silver medal.

England’s Chris Murray eventually set a new record by lifting 325kg from the deadlift and clean and jerk.

The decision was announced and he was seen being comforted by Australian team member Bruce.

He was also in tears during an interview with Channel 7 when he said he wanted to make his father proud.

Kyle Bruce was in tears when interviewed after the ceremony.  Photo: Channel 7
Kyle Bruce was in tears when interviewed after the ceremony. Photo: Channel 7Source: Submitted

In the year Following his father’s death in 2015, Bruce wore his father’s compression top every time he competed.

“It was transcribed for the press conference, I haven’t seen the video so I’m not sure but that’s how the sport goes sometimes and congratulations to Chris on the win. He was a good lift on the day and I got a bit lucky there.

“He’s sad,” he said.

“Going into these games my only focus and goal was to win that gold medal for Australia and come away with that silver. Not going to lie, it’s too sad. I’ve set my standards very high but that’s how sport is sometimes and I think I’ll be ready for 2026 and come back and find some redemption.

He was briefly overcome with emotion and often sought to write himself down when talking about his father.

“My dad actually passed away in 2015 and I’m just wearing his shirt because… so he’s always with me,” he said after a long pause.

“Like he’s always with me. This is for him. “

Team Australia silver medalist Kyle Bruce. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images.Source: Getty Images

Channel 7 commentators were heartbroken for him.

“Absolutely. He got the three green lights and now the judges have taken another look at that and decided that this should not be lifted at all,” said a commentator.

“Tragedy for Kyle Bruce. He returns to the silver medal position. Silver he won four years ago.

“There is a tear to the stage.

“What about the feeling? Then this guy (Murray) has to go out and steal it.”

Seven host Mel McLaughlin described the result as “heartbreaking” as they stepped away from the action to switch to netball.

Aussie netball legend Cox rightly put it: “Sport is horrible. It is also good in the same package.

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