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'Disgusting', Australian politician blasts indigenous focus at Games

08 April 2018

Sam Welsford of Australia celebrates winning gold in the Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Final during the Cycling on day one of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at Anna Meares Velodrome on April 5, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia.

Meanwhile, the Australian men beat their fierce English rivals to take top spot in the team pursuit cycling, beating the record Britain set at the Olympics.

Rightwing politician Pauline Hanson slammed the segments on Aboriginal culture at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony as "absolutely disgusting", saying they didn't reflect Australian society.

A silver medal in the women's 100 meters butterfly at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Friday was all that Australia's Madeline Groves needed to put a bad 2017 behind her.

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Australia shattered the women's 4×100 metres freestyle world record for their second gold medal on the opening night's finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin said the Duchess was exhausted, rather than bored.

"I'm so proud of you and everything you've achieved", Wu said.

Schoenmaker, swimming at her first Commonwealth Games, controlled virtually the entire women's 200m breaststroke to pull away from England's Molly Renshaw and Chloe Tutton of Wales. "The whole South African team just jumping up, it just made me emotional".

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Earlier, the Kiwis recorded the second fastest time of 4m 22.331s in qualifying, 0.153s ahead of Canada. Blair Evans of Australia took the bronze.

Emerging star Titmus and McKeon were then pipped in the 200m freestyle final by Canada's Ruck. "But I just tried to keep my head down and race".

"I told the boys to back off a bit because the shark was right next to us", he added.

Australia lead the medal table in the pool on 32, with 11 golds.

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'Disgusting', Australian politician blasts indigenous focus at Games