Home boxer wins first Games medal without throwing a punch

Artists perform during the opening ceremony

Artists perform during the opening ceremony

The Kookaburras are the number 1 ranked team in the world and go into the tournament as strong favourites, aiming to win their sixth consecutive Commonwealth Games title. Brianna Throssell took the bronze.

"I doubted I could even make the team, so to be here and be on the medal dais with two of my team mates is so special".

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.

"I felt like the adrenalin was still going", Jack said.

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"I am in the shape of my life and am gutted to miss out on the opportunity to show what I can do", Proud said.

"Coming into the competition there is always apprehension ahead of the first race", he said.

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"I've raced against Hannah in every meet and I've been second every time".

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Fellow Australian team mates Jarrod Poort and 2014 Commonwealth Games 200m freestyle gold medalist Thomas Fraser-Holmes were given one-year bans for the same offense.

"We're now focused on how we can use this race to see what we can do in the future".

Cate Campbell brought home the world record with a flying final leg of 51.00secs after sister Bronte was under world record pace with her second leg of 52.03secs.

In the Swimming, Cate and Bronte Campbell will look to dominate the Women's 50m Freestyle at Optus Aquatic Centre tonight, as well as lead the Aussies to victory in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.

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