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Meyer: Added to Australia's gold rush

Meyer: Added to Australia's gold rush

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Australia continued their dominance of the track cycling events on day two of the Commonwealth Games.

They won all three gold medals on offer on the first day and took their tally to six out of seven by the end of the second.

That started with the women's points race which was won by Megan Dunn, who was one of five riders to gain a lap midway through the 100-lap, 10-sprint discipline and accumulated numerous sprint points to finish with 45 points and hold off the challenge of New Zealand silver medal winner Lauren Ellis, who totalled 40.

Canada's Tara Whitten, the points and omnium world champion, was third with 36 points, with Katie Colclough of England fourth on 24 and Heather Wilson of Northern Ireland fifth on 22.

Australia's fifth straight win came in the women's team sprint as world champions Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch took gold ahead of Scotland's Jenny Davis and Charline Joiner.

Afterwards Joiner said: "It's amazing and I can't actually believe it yet. This time last year I'd never have though I'd come to the Commonwealth Games, let alone win a silver medal.

"I think it will start to sink in later when we see it all on TV."

Rollercoaster ride

Malaysia's Josiah Ng ended Australia's 100% streak, winning keirin gold ahead of England's David Daniell, with both men being promoted a place after the controversial disqualification of Awang Azizulhasni.

After Scotland's Ross Edgar crashed out alongside South Africa's Bernard Pierre Esterhuizen and Australia's Shane Perkins was deemed culpable for the incident and demoted from the final, Malaysia's Azizulhasni appeared to take gold in stunning style with a power-packed sprint which saw him burst clear off the final corner.

However Awang was ruled to have impeded his rivals, meaning Ng was promoted to gold and Daniell to silver after finishing third in the race.

Daniell watched replays of the race on the big screen and wondered if Awang might be stripped of his title and was informed of his promotion to second place by England coach John Norfolk while warming down.

The 20-year-old from Middlesbrough said: "I'm so glad to get the bronze and then to get the silver medal I'm over the moon, it's just brilliant.

"I took it out at the front and tried to play to my strengths."

Dominant display

Cameron Meyer restored Australia's dominance with a supreme victory in the men's points race, with England's George Atkins taking silver and Mark Christian of the Isle of Man bronze as Wales' Sam Harrison had to settle for fourth.

World points champion Meyer racked up 89 points, Atkins 52 and Christian and Harrison claimed 37 each, with the Manxman awarded the medal due to better finishing positions in the 160-lap, 16-sprint event.

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