No rest for world record-holders in Commonwealth Games pool

Taneka Kovchenko was due to partner Melissa Wu in the 10m synchronised competition

That trio and Emma McKeon clocked a time of 3 minutes, 30.5 seconds, lowering the world record of 3:30.65 that Australia (with the Campbell sisters and McKeon part of the team) set in winning Olympic gold at Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

This time around, the Games are taking place during a period of heightened awareness for indigenous rights, following large-scale protests on Australia Day in January.

The two camps traded barbs in the lead up to a race that pitted Australia, the reigning world champions, and England, the defending Commonwealth title holders, against each other over the 250m swim, 7km bike and 1.5km run course. James Guy of England took the bronze.

"Then I looked up at the board and I saw that I'd won, " she said shortly after receiving her gold medal from Prince Charles, who is representing his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the games.

"It's good. Just swimming in front of the home crowd is unreal".

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

Tens of thousands of people marched on this year's Australia Day, January 26, in "Invasion Day" protests calling for a rethink of the national commemoration. Blair Evans of Australia took the bronze.

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"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time".

Miley was 0.03secs ahead heading into the final leg but Wilmott finished strongly for the gold medal.

Neil Fachie won Scotland's first gold, winning the B&VI 1000m TT final.

Wilby came with a late rush to tip out Murdoch in the 200m breaststroke final by 0.27secs in 2:08.05 with Australian Matt Wilson third.

The talent-stacked team of Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff, Amy Cure and Alexandra Manly made a major statement by beating New Zealand by almost 10 seconds at Brisbane's Anna Meares Velodrome.

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.

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