Cyclists shine in opening night of the Games

Posted on April 6, 2018 by in NSWIS News

Australia picked up half of the six gold medals on offer on the opening day of track cycling at the Commonwealth Games.

Cyclists Kaarle McCulloch and Ash Ankudinoff both won their team events at Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, providing an excellent start to the Games for Australia.

McCulloch combined with Stephanie Morton in the Team Sprint to secure gold, while Ankudinoff joined Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson and Alexandra Manly to clock a time of 4 minutes 15.214 seconds in the final to beat New Zealand by nearly 10 seconds.

In the pool, Matt Wilson added to Australia’s medal tally with a bronze in the 200m Breaststroke, a strong result for the 19 year old.

For a full wrap of how Australia fared on Day 1, visit


Yeeeeeew @kaarlemcculloch! 🥇 #gc2018 #GoAUS

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