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Fraser Coast's Matt Hauser grabs gold at Commonwealth Games

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From thereon England were unable to claw back the deficit, ultimately being forced to settle for bronze with a time of 7:55.60 - nearly six seconds behind Canada, whose time of 7:49.66 would have set a new Games record in itself were it not for Australia's commanding performance.

AUSTRALIA has dethroned rivals England to win gold in triathlon's mixed team relay.

In Gymnastic England and Canada won 2, 2 Gold Medals while Australia won 1 Silver and one Bronze medal. Canada's Taylor Ruck upset the fancied Australians Ariarne Titmus and defending champion Emma McKeon to win the 200m freestyle gold.

"I probably feel more emotion here than in Rio because the whole crowd is cheering for you, " Horton said.

Katie's brother John, 27, is a former swimmer who got into track and road cycling after discovering he had a taste for it while commuting to work on his bike. "That didn't happen so much in Rio". James Guy of England took the bronze.

Aboriginal culture stretches back tens of thousands of years before the British began colonising Australia in the late 1700s.

In the opening race of the night, Willmott ended Scotland's Hannah Miley's two-Games reign as 400-meter individual medley champion by taking gold in a time of 4:34.90.

Hauser finished the second leg in first before Gentle produced an enormous bike and run to give Birtwhistle a 39-second lead as the Tasmanian, and individual silver medallist, went on to claim the victory for Australia.

"I hope you all had a cracking good time watching the ceremony".

The Gold Coast is staging the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games, but cycling and shooting events are being held in refurbished Brisbane venues that were initially built for the 1982 Games.

"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.