Records fall in dramatic day at Velodrome
Commonwealth Games records fell nine times across three qualifying events on a dramatic day of competition at the Anna Meares Velodrome.
In the women's sprint qualifying, the Games record was broken twice: first by Canada’s Lauriane Genest who completed the 200m distance in 10.757 seconds, and again by defending champion Stephanie Morton of Australia in 10.524.
In the women's 3000m individual pursuit qualifying, three cyclists broke the Commonwealth Games record. Glasgow 2014 silver medallist, Australian Annette Edmonson, was first to do so, shaving 1.5 seconds off the record to complete the distance in three minutes, 27.255 seconds. Rebecca Wiasak re-set the record to 3:25.936 before Scotland’s Katie Archibald had the final say at 3:24.119.
In the men's 4000m individual pursuit qualifying, four cyclists broke the Commonwealth Games record of 4:14.845 set by Australia's Jack Borbridge at Delhi 2010.
Australia’s Sam Welsford kicked off the excitement, finishing in 4:13.595 before New Zealand’s Dylan Kennett, Scotland’s John Archibald and England’s Charlie Tanfield each re-set the mark. Tanfield’s time of 4:11.455 was less than a second off the world record of 4:10.534, which is also held by Borbrige.
This article was produced by Games News Service.