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Australian cyclist Anna Meares Wins 3rd Gold

published  First Published: 07/10/2010
Article written by: Nigel Brookson
Australian cyclist Anna Meares has won gold in the womenís sprint, her third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
South Australian Anna Meares beat Walesí Becky James, who took the silver. Australian Emily Rosemond won the bronze medal after another Australian, Kaarle McCulloch, was disqualified from the ride-off following a second warning for dangerous sprinting.
Meares' victory gives Australia its ninth cycling gold medal of the 2010 Commonwealth Games and the 27-year-old her third in Delhi.
Meares had already won gold in the time trial and team sprint.
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Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has won gold and compatriot Scott Sunderland silver in the men's sprint.
Perkins beat Sunderland in the best-of-three final to secure the gold medal, confirming Australia's dominance at the velodrome with their 10th cycling gold.
New Zealand's Sam Webster won bronze, beating fellow Kiwi Eddie Dawkins in the ride-off.
Australia's male cyclists have won a gold medal in the team pursuit as Australia continues to dominate at the velodrome at the Commonwealth Games.
Jack Bobridge, Michael Hepburn, Cameron Meyer and Dale Parker clocked a new Games record of 3min 55.476sec to beat New Zealand, who took the silver medal.
Northern Ireland beat India in the bronze medal ride-off.
Australian Megan Dunn has scored her second gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, powering to victory in the women's 10km scratch race.
The 'Dubbo Dynamo' has already impressed with victory in the women's points race, but the 19-year-old improved her credentials with a brilliant ride on Thursday, streaking away over the final two laps to win comfortably.
New Zealandís Joanne Kiesanowski took silver, with Englandís Anna Bligh getting bronze at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.
Australia has now won eight of the nine track cycling gold medals on offer at the Games. The only gold they missed was when Shane Perkins was disqualified for dangerous riding in the semi-final of the keirin.
In the team pursuit triumph, the quartetís time shattered the Games record they set in qualifying on Wednesday of 4:00.285, and was just two seconds off world record pace.
Sydney gymnast Prasanth Sellathurai wins a gold medal in the pommel horse at the Commonwealth Games.
Sellathurai scored 15.500 in a faultless performance, with England's Max Whitlock (15.125) taking silver and Singapore's Jonathan Chang (14.200) bronze.
The Delhi Commonwealth Games will undoubtedly be remembered as the breakthrough event for Australia's new golden girl Alicia Coutts.
It was gold medal No.3 for the previously-unheralded Aussie swimmer, who powered away from the field in the women's 100m butterfly.
That victory followed gold medal efforts in the women's 100m freestyle and the women's 200m individual medley. Coutts touched the wall in a new personal best of 57.53 seconds, comfortably ahead of England's Ellen Gandy (58.06) and Jemma Lowe of Wales (58.42).
Sixteen-year-old Alethea Sedgman didnít realise sheíd broken Australiaís shooting gold medal drought until her friends starting screaming.
The Victorian year 11 student showed steely focus to snatch victory in the womenís 50m rifle three positions event, landing her teamís first gold on the third day of Commonwealth Games shooting competition.
ĎĎI didnít know unit the girls screamed out,íí Sedgman said. ĎĎI was like íoh, really? Cool.íí



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