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April 4 to 15 2018

Glaetzer pays back his debt with gold

Cycling
8 Apr 2018 by AAP Newswire

If Matthew Glaetzer owed Australia for his shocking blunder at the velodrome, he's paid the nation back with golden interest.

A reinvigorated Glaetzer was on a mission to make amends as he powered to Commonwealth Games gold in the kilometre time trial on Sunday, a day after the world champion bombed out in the first round of the sprint.

He labelled Saturday's failure as "shocking" and "life shattering".

"This is really good to come back and prove to yourself that you can do it, get one back for Australia, because I owed them one for yesterday," he said.

He made a basic tactical blunder in the sprint when he took it too easy against the 16th fastest qualifier but made no mistake on Sunday at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, winning in a Games record of 59.340 seconds.

His win ignited a remarkable run of eight gold medals for Australia in two frenetic hours in the velodrome and pool on Sunday night.

Two more came in quick succession in the cycling, to Amy Cure in the scratch race and Stephanie Morton claimed her third gold in the keirin.