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Commonwealth Games being sold short

As the second day (night) of competition at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games gets rolling we’ve already seen some incredible performances.  It started on the first night in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome with Australia’s flag bearer, the magnificent sprint cyclist Anna Mears, winning Gold in the Women’s 500m time trial in a performance that long time arch rival England’s Victoria Pendleton described as ‘perfect’.  It was Mears 3rd straight Comm Games gold in the event and her 5th overall, moving her one gold ahead of her childhood hero Kathy Watt.  She beat compatriot and roommate Steph Morton into silver.

That fantastic performance was followed by another, with the Aussie men’s 4000m team pursuit’ers also winning Gold by smashing an English opponent featuring one of the finest all-around cyclists of all time in Sir Bradley Wiggins.  Wiggo has enjoyed tormenting the Aussies over the years somewhat ironically given his Dad is Australian, but Jack Bobridge and his teammates in green and gold made Sir Brad look, dare we say it ordinary, such was their dominance.

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