12 gold and 32 medals for Oceania riders on the track at 2018 Commonwealth Games
Oceania riders dominated the 20-event track cycling competition at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games at the Anna Meares Velodrome, April 5-8.
Australia and New Zealand head home with 12 of 20 gold medals and 32 of a possible 56 medals.
Oceania Champions featured heavily with reigning sprint, keirin and team sprint champion Stephanie Morton (Australia) took three gold, with Kaarle McCulloch also picking up dual gold in the team sprint and 500m time trial, two events she holds Oceania titles in.
The women’s team pursuit crown went to Australia’s Alex Manly, Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Amy Cure, the 2017 Oceania Champions who defeated reigning Oceania Championships New Zealand’s Kirstie James, Rushlee Buchanan, Racquel Sheath and Bryony Botha in the final. Cure also added gold in the scratch race to her name.
New Zealand’s team sprint trio of multiple Oceania Championships, three-time world champions and Olympic silver medallists Edward Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster added a second Commonwealth Games gold to their name, with Webster also defending his individual sprint crown. Matthew Glaetzer (Australia), a multiple Oceania Champion collected dual gold in the 1km time trial and keirin.
A mix of current and former Oceania team pursuit champions Alex Porter, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien set a new World Record on route to gold, with Jordan Kerby also riding in qualifying. Welsford also grabbed gold in the scratch race.
Cycling at the commonwealth games heads to the road now with the time trials on Tuesday, April 10 headlined by newly crowned Oceania Champion Hamish Bond (New Zealand) and multiple Oceania Champion Katrin Garfoot (New Zealand).
Oceania Medallists at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Gold: Sam Webster – Sprint
Gold: Matthew Glaetzer – Keirin
Gold: Matthew Glaetzer – 1km time trial
Gold: Edward Dawkins, Ethan Mitchell and Sam Webster – Team sprint
Gold: Sam Welsford – Scratch race
Gold: Alex Porter, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard, Kelland O’Brien and Jordan Kerby – Team pursuit
Silver: Edward Dawkins – 1km time trial
Silver: Campbell Stewart – Points race
Silver: Campbell Stewart – Scratch race
Bronze: Jacob Schmid – Sprint
Bronze: Edward Dawkins – Keirin
Bronze: Nathan Hart, Jacob Schmid, Patrick Constable and Matthew Glaetzer – team sprint
Bronze: Dylan Kennett
Gold: Stephanie Morton – Sprint
Gold: Stephanie Morton – Keirin
Gold: Kaarle McCulloch – 500m time trial
Gold: Kaarle McCulloch and Stephanie Morton – Team sprint
Gold: Amy Cure – Scratch race
Gold: Alex Manly, Annette Edmondson, Ashlee Ankudinoff and Amy Cure – Team pursuit
Silver: Natasha Hansen – Sprint
Silver: Kaarle McCulloch – Keirin
Silver: Stephanie Morton – 500m time trial
Silver: Natasha Hansen and Emma Cumming – Team sprint
Silver: Rebecca Wiasak – Individual pursuit
Silver: Kirstie James, Rushlee Buchanan, Racquel Sheath and Bryony Botha – Team pursuit
Bronze: Kaarle McCulloch – Sprint
Bronze: Natasha Hansen – Keirin
Bronze: Emma Cumming – 500m time trial
Bronze: Annette Edmondson – Individual pursuit
Bronze: Thomas Clarke and Brad Henderson – Tandem sprint
Bronze: Thomas Clarke and Brad Henderson – Tandem 1km time trial