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Commonwealth Games day 3 wrap-up

The lads from England

The lads from England (Image credit: Shane Goss)

England fight back with two golds

The third day of competition in Melbourne saw the English squad take some revenge for the first two days of pummeling at the hands of the Australians, winning two gold medals out of the three events contested. The English opened up well in the men's 4000m team pursuit, comfortably beating defending champions Australia in the final by nearly three seconds. New Zealand took the bronze after catching Malaysia in their ride-off.

In the men's sprint that followed, Australian Ryan Bayley continued his winning ways from last night, beating Scotland's Ross Edgar 2-0 in the final and showing that he is close to his best again. Canadian Travis Smith scored the bronze medal after beating Matthew Crampton (England) in the minor final. The women's sprint saw a reversal of the situation, when World Champion Victoria Pendleton (England) beat Anna Meares (Australia) in a three round final. Meares, the slower on paper, was able to take one round back from Pendleton, but the English rider came from behind to win the last round. Bronze was for Anna's sister Kerrie Meares, beating New Zealand's Elisabeth Williams.

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