Kiwis win six more medals including four golds overnight at the Commonwealth Games 2022

Publish Date
Sunday, 31 July 2022, 9:32AM

New Zealand's cyclists have backed up their four-medal haul from day one, adding another quartet of medals to the mix on day two at the Commonwealth Games.

Bryony Botha began another medal-packed day on the track for New Zealand, winning gold in the women's 3000m individual pursuit in a Commonwealth Games record time, destroying Australian opponent Maeve Plouffe by 8.666 seconds.

Aaron Gate also set a Games record in qualifying for the men's 4000m individual pursuit, beating the record that Tom Sexton had set 20 minutes earlier as Kiwis dominated at the velodrome.

The pair were guaranteed to take gold and silver, with the only question left being which Kiwi would take top spot on the podium.

Gate claimed the gold, while Sexton claimed silver.

A year after being beaten by Kelsey Mitchell by 0.005 seconds in the 1/8 round at the Olympics in Tokyo, Ellesse Andrews took her revenge, dethroning the Olympic champion in the women's sprint to win gold.

Meanwhile, Lewis Clareburt has delivered in stunning style in the pool, storming to victory in the 400m individual medley with a new Games-record time of 4:08.70.

The 23-year-old ended a 16-year drought in the pool for Kiwi men, becoming the first to claim gold at the Commonwealth Games since Moss Burmester in 2006.

Also claiming success in the pool, and surprising even himself, was 18-year-old Cameron Gray who won bronze in the men's 50m butterfly after qualifying seventh fastest in the field.

Congratulations to all our athletes!

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