Commonwealth Games Day 2: Archibald, Tanfield add gold medals

Glaetzer takes keirin gold, Morton wins sprint final

Australia continues to lead the standings on the track after a second day of racing on Friday, adding two gold medals to the three they have already won. Scotland and England got their first Commonwealth Games titles with wins in both the men's and women's individual pursuits.

Olympic and world champion Katie Archibald, who usually races under the Great Britain umbrella, had the chance to race the individual pursuit here in Scottish colours, and set a Games record in qualifying, knocking nearly five seconds off the previous record. In the final, she beat Australia's Rebecca Wiasak by nearly a second and a half, while Annette Edmondson (Australia) took bronze.

"I knew she [Wiasak] had gone out hard," said Archibald. "The crowd was going mental. That can only be bad news, really, as I'd rather be chased than chase. The last few metres were horrible. My splits were all over the place. "It feels good to have the two titles - Olympics and Commonwealth. It means a lot to me."

In the men's individual pursuit, Charlie Tanfield of England was equally dominant, shattering the old record and coming within less than a second of breaking the world record. He went up against Katie Archibald's brother, John, for the final, taking the gold medal by less than a second.

In the women's Sprint, it was Australia who was strongest, with Stephanie Morton, the defending champion, qualifying first in a Games Record time, and then marching straight through to the final, beating Natasha Hansen of New Zealand in two straight rides. Kaarle McCulloch of Australia beat Lauriane Genest of the Canada for the bronze. Morton's gold was the 100th Commonwealth Games gold Australia has won across all cycling disciplines.

"It is an honour to receive the 100th gold medal for Australia in cycling," said Morton. "This is testament to the great Australian cycling program. It took me by complete surprise when I beat Anna Meares in Glasgow (in the sprint at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games) - and now to be in the Anna Meares Velodrome is very special. Tonight was all adrenalin. The crowd was so loud, it was amazing. I have already done what I came to achieve so the rest is a bonus."

The final Games title of the day was awarded in the men's Keirin, and it was Australia's Matt Glaetzer who won gold, after moving to the front with a lap and a half to go, and holding off Lewis Oliva (Wales) and Edward Dawkins (New Zealand) for the title.

"The first ride was hectic," admitted Glaetzer. "I was getting bounced around and I was pushing back. There was a moment there where I was trying to stay upright. There was a lot of biff and barge going on and I had to give Eddy Dawkins a bit of a nudge on the way past."

Women's sprint qualifying 

In the first event of day 2, Australian Stephanie Morton set a new Commonwealth Games record in the Women's Sprint Qualifying. Morton, who won the team sprint with Kaarle McCulloch on day 1, set a blistering time of 10.524 seconds and send a warning to her rivals.

Lauriane Genest (Canada) had previously set the best time but had to settle for second place. Natasha Hansen (New Zealand) and McCulloch rounded out the top four with Olivia Podmore (New Zealand) the only other rider to go under the 11-second barrier.

The qualifying continues in the afternoon with finals in the evening.

Women's individual pursuit

Having watched Australian's Annette Edmondson then Rebecca Wiasak break the Commonwealth Games record in the individual pursuit, Katie Archibald set a new record with a time of 3:24.119 to set up a gold medal ride. The Scot will ride against Wiasak, a dual world champion in the discipline, in the gold medal final. The bronze medal final will be contested by Edmondson and fellow Australian Ashlee Ankudinoff.

Edmondson had set the new Commonwealth Games record with a time of 3:27.255 minutes with an early ride. The effort in winning the team pursuit the night before hardly showing. Wiasak's time of 3:25.936 minutes bumped Edmondson into second but it too would be broken before the end of qualification. 

Men's individual pursuit

The records continued to fall in the afternoon for the men's Individual pursuit. Australian Sam Welsford was first to break Jack Bobridge's record from 2010 with a time of 4:13.595 before Kiwi Dylan Kennett posted a 4:13.414. Dylan Archibald, who saw sister Katie top the women's IP qualifying, was next to take the record as he came in for a 4:13.068.

Former IP world champion Jordan Kerby (Australia) was a late starter and had he been among the first riders off, his 4:13.531 time would also have broken the record. The Queenslander though had to settle for fourth place and missed the gold medal ride.

The quickest time though would go to Charlie Tanfield (England) with the 21-year-old just one second shy of the world record with a 4:11.455 against Kelland O'Brien (Australia). Tanfield setting up the gold medal ride against Archibald. Despite breaking the Commonwealth Games record, Welsford missed the medals entirely and had to settle for fifth place.

Women's Sprint Qualifying

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Morton (Australia)0:00:10.524 
2Lauriane Genest (Canada)0:00:10.757 
3Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)0:00:10.760 
4Kaarle McCulloch (Australia)0:00:10.777 
5Olivia Podmore (New Zealand)0:00:10.985 
6Rachel James (Wales)0:00:11.039 
7Katy Marchant (England)0:00:11.043 
8Emma Cumming (New Zealand)0:00:11.079 
9Robyn Stewart (Northern Ireland)0:00:11.082 
10Lauren Bate (England)0:00:11.127 
11Fatehah Mustapa (Malaysia)0:00:11.142 
12Amelia Walsh (Canada)0:00:11.229 
13Deborah Deborah (India)0:00:11.484 
14Eleanor Coster (Wales)0:00:11.533 
15Farina Shawati Mohd Adnan (Malaysia)0:00:11.585 
16Aleena Reji (India)0:00:11.207 
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Morton (Australia)  
2Aleena Reji (India)  
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauriane Genest (Canada)  
2Farina Shawati Mohd Adnan (Malaysia)  
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)  
2Eleanor Coster (Wales)  
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaarle McCulloch (Australia)  
2Deborah Deborah (India)  
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olivia Podmore (New Zealand)  
2Amelia Walsh (Canada)  
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fatehah Mustapa (Malaysia)  
2Rachel James (Wales)  
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauren Bate (England)  
2Katy Marchant (England)  
Women's Sprint 1/8 Finals - Heat 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma Cumming (New Zealand)  
2Robyn Stewart (Northern Ireland)  

Women's Individual pursuit

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Scotland)0:03:24.119 
2Rebecca Wiasak (Australia)0:03:25.936 
3Annette Edmondson (Australia)0:03:27.255 
4Ashlee Ankudinoff (Australia)0:03:27.624 
5Kirstie James (New Zealand)0:03:29.192 
6Ellesse Andrews (New Zealand)0:03:33.707 
7Annie Foreman-Mackey (Canada)0:03:33.975 
8Ciara Horne (Wales)0:03:35.394 
9Bryony Botha (New Zealand)0:03:35.974 
10Emily Nelson (England)0:03:36.397 
11Kinley Gibson (Canada)0:03:36.582 
12Emily Kay (England)0:03:37.501 
13Eleanor Dickinson (England)0:03:37.616 
14Jessica Roberts (Wales)0:03:37.625 
15Hayley Jones (Wales)0:03:37.658 
16Ariane Bonhomme (Canada)0:03:38.604 
17Eileen Burns (Northern Ireland)0:03:42.486 
18Charlene du Preez (South Africa)0:03:45.764 
19Ilze Bole (South Africa)0:03:53.312 
20Sonali Mayanglambam (India)0:03:59.028 
21Danielle van Niekerk (South Africa)0:04:03.570 
22Amritha Reghunath (India)0:04:12.437  
Women's Individual Pursuit Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katie Archibald (Scotland)0:03:26.088 
2Rebecca Wiasak (Australia)0:03:27.548 
3Annette Edmondson (Australia)0:03:30.922 
4Ashlee Ankudinoff (Australia)0:03:31.093 
Women's Sprint Quarterfinal Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Morton (Australia)  
2Emma Cumming (New Zealand)  
Women's Sprint Quarterfinal Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauriane Genest (Canada)  
2Lauren Bate (England)  
Women's Sprint Quarterfinal Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)  
2Fatehah Mustapa (Malaysia)  
Women's Sprint Quarterfinal Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kaarle Mcculloch (Australia)  
2Olivia Podmore (New Zealand)  
Women's Sprint Semifinal Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Morton (Australia)  
2Kaarle Mcculloch (Australia)  
Women's Sprint Semifinal Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)  
2Lauriane Genest (Canada)  
Women's Sprint Bronze Medal Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Kaarle Mcculloch (Australia)  
4Lauriane Genest (Canada)  
Women's Sprint Gold Medal Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Stephanie Morton (Australia)  
2Natasha Hansen (New Zealand)  
Men's Individual Pursuit Qualifying
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charlie Tanfield (England)0:04:11.455 
2John Archibald (Scotland)0:04:13.068 
3Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)0:04:13.414 
4Jordan Kerby (Australia)0:04:13.531 
5Sam Welsford (Australia)0:04:13.595 
6Daniel Bigham (England)0:04:17.174 
7Kelland O'brien (Australia)0:04:17.401 
8Ethan Hayter (England)0:04:17.477 
9Kyle Gordon (Scotland)0:04:18.494 
10Samuel Harrison (Wales)0:04:19.429 
11Mark Stewart (Scotland)0:04:20.256 
12Jared Gray (New Zealand)0:04:22.752 
13Nicholas Kergozou (New Zealand)0:04:23.429 
14Xeno Young (Northern Ireland)0:04:24.568 
15Adam Jamieson (Canada)0:04:24.915 
16Derek Gee (Canada)0:04:25.919 
17Ethan Vernon (Wales)0:04:27.548 
18Jay Lamoureux (Canada)0:04:30.200 
19Steven Van Heerden (South Africa)0:04:32.921 
20Marcus Christie (Northern Ireland)0:04:35.402 
21Gert Fouche (South Africa)0:04:35.783 
22Matthew Draper IOM0:04:38.602 
23Muhammad Danie Al Hai. Edy Suhaidee (Malaysia)0:04:39.502 
24Manjeet Singh (India)0:04:39.744 
25Eiman Firdaus Mohd Zamri (Malaysia)0:04:43.211 
26Joshua Van Wyk (South Africa)0:04:43.335 
27Muhammad Nur Aiman Rosli (Malaysia)0:04:45.314 
Men's Keirin Round 1 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Patrick Constable (Australia)  
2Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)  
3Kwesi Browne (Trinidad & Tabago)  
4Sahil Kumar (India)  
5Callum Skinner (Scotland)  
6Hugo Barrette (Canada)  
Men's Keirin Round 1 Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Glaetzer (Australia)  
2Stefan Ritter (Canada)  
3Philip Hindes (England)  
4Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom (Malaysia)  
5Ranjit Singh (India)  
6Bradly Knipe (New Zealand)  
Men's Keirin Round 1 Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joseph Truman (England)  
2Sam Webster (New Zealand)  
3Lewis Oliva (Wales)  
4Sanuraj Sanandaraj (India)  
5Nicholas Paul (Trinidad & Tabago)  
6Patrice St-Louis Pivin (Canada)  
Men's Keirin Round 1 Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jack Carlin (Scotland)  
2Jacob Schmid (Australia)  
3Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)  
4Ryan Owens (England)  
5Muhammad Fadhil Mohd Zonis (Malaysia)  
6Njisane Phillip (Trinidad & Tabago)  
Men's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ryan Owens (England)  
2Kwesi Browne (Trinidad & Tabago)  
3Sanuraj Sanandaraj (India)  
4Bradly Knipe (New Zealand)  
Men's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hugo Barrette (Canada)  
2Nicholas Paul (Trinidad & Tabago)  
3Philip Hindes (England)  
4Ranjit Singh (India)  
Men's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lewis Oliva (Wales)  
2Njisane Phillip (Trinidad & Tabago)  
3Muhammad Shah Firdaus Sahrom (Malaysia)  
4Callum Skinner (Scotland)  
Men's Keirin Round 1 Repechage Heat 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)  
2Muhammad Fadhil Mohd Zonis (Malaysia)  
3Sahil Kumar (India)  
4Patrice St-Louis Pivin (Canada)  
Men's Keirin Round 2 Heat 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sam Webster (New Zealand)  
2Jack Carlin (Scotland)  
3Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)  
4Stefan Ritter (Canada)  
5Patrick Constable (Australia)  
6Ryan Owens (England)  
Men's Keirin Round 2 Heat 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Glaetzer (Australia)  
2Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)  
3Lewis Oliva (Wales)  
4Joseph Truman (England)  
5Hugo Barrette (Canada)  
6Jacob Schmid (Australia)  
Men's Keirin 7-12 Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
7Hugo Barrette (Canada)  
8Patrick Constable (Australia)  
9Jacob Schmid (Australia)  
10Joseph Truman (England)  
11Stefan Ritter (Canada)  
12Ryan Owens (England)  
Men's Keirin 1-6 Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matt Glaetzer (Australia)  
2Lewis Oliva (Wales)  
3Edward Dawkins (New Zealand)  
4Jack Carlin (Scotland)  
5Sam Webster (New Zealand)  
6Mohd Azizulhasni Awang (Malaysia)  
Men's Individual Pursuit Final
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Charlie Tanfield (England)0:04:15.952 
2John Archibald (Scotland)0:04:16.656 
3Dylan Kennett (New Zealand)0:04:18.373 
4Jordan Kerby (Australia)0:04:22.462 

 

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