Commonwealth Games: More Aussie Gold
- by Cycling Australia
- Published: 7 October 2010
The Aussies continue to dominate on the Track at the Dehli Commonwealth Games. Nineteen-year-old Megan Dunn kicked off another gold medal winning run for the Cyclones on day two of the cycling competition at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, winning the women’s 25km points race.
One of five riders to take a lap on the field, Dunn (45 points) finished five points clear of Lauren Ellis from New Zealand (40 points) with the reigning World Champion, Canada’s Tara Whitten, a further four points behind on 36. Fellow Aussies Belinda Goss and Josephine Tomic finished 8th and 10th respectively.
After taking it easy in the qualification round, two-time points race World Champion Cameron Meyer held nothing back when he dominated the field in the men’s 40km final. Taking three laps, and adding a further 29 sprint points including four wins for a total of 89, the 22-year-old finished 37 points ahead of England’s George Atkins (52 points) with the Isle of Man’s Mark Peter Christian (37 points) in third place. Last week Luke Durbridge collected silver at the road World Championships but yesterday he played the perfect support role, defending every attack to back Meyer’s gold medal bid.
Aussie golden girl Anna Meares found herself at the top of the podium for the second time in two days when she partnered Kaarle McCulloch to victory in the women’s team sprint. The duo, who are reigning World Champions and world record holders, were too good for Scotland’s Jenny Davis and Charline Joiner with Canada taking home the bronze medal.
In other news, Shane Perkins was relegated to last in the second round of the keirin by officials but returned later in the night to qualify fastest for the men’s sprint. Jason Niblett finished 4th in the keirin final.
Source: Cycling Australia