Record-breaking Aussies make waves in pool

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The home quartet crossed almost six seconds ahead of their English challengers, striking a blow in the battle dubbed by "the Ashes on wheels" by local media, a reference to the two nations' fierce cricket rivalry. Australia's Pearson, the 100m hurdles world champion and a Gold Coast resident, earlier said she was in tears when she realised she had to withdraw, but added: "My health comes first".

Earlier, Olympic champion Mack Horton won the 400-meter freestyle and was joined by Canada's Taylor Ruck and Aimee Willmott and James Wilby of England as gold medal winners in the four individual events.

She thought that Titmus had beaten her at the wall.

"I probably won't sleep tonight at all because I'm just so excited to be part of that and I'm just so proud of that to have my name against that world record with the others".

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The World No. 10 Indian team, chasing its first CWG medal after the 2006 Melbourne Games silver, trailed the first 30 minutes of the match, scored a couple of goals in the third period to draw level before conceding one in the dying minutes of the match to end up on the losing side against their World No. 26 rivals. "I don't think I've quite come down yet". Horton recorded a time of 3:43.76, with McLoughlin following in 3:45.21. "Ten thousand people cheering for you is pretty unreal". Blair Evans of Australia took the bronze.

"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time", Willmott told reporters.

"It's my fourth games, third time on the podium for the same event", Miley said.

England picked up its second gold of the evening when Wilby beat Glasgow defending champion Ross Murdoch of Scotland in the 200-meter breaststroke.

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There was no sleep-in for the world record-holders in the Commonwealth Games pool on Friday. Australian Matt Willis took the bronze.

Proud challenged the decision but it was upheld by an independent appeals board.

Muhammad Azroy Hazalwa won the first of two gold medals for Malaysia in weightlifting, a result he celebrated by dancing and doing a lap of honour of the lifting area.India also won their first gold through women's 48kg world champion weightlifter Chanu Saikham Mirabai, who set three new Commonwealth records in her runaway win.

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