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Stephanie Morton clinches Australia’s 100th cycling Commonwealth Games gold

by Ella CyclingTips

It was the 100th Commonwealth Games cycling gold medal for Australia when Stephanie Morton took a clear victory on the track in the women’s sprint.

It only took two rounds in the best of three competition for Morton to claim gold in emphatic style. Morton started at the back in the final contest with New Zealand rider Natasha Hansen, but then ducked up the inside to take her preferred position in the lead.

Once the pace ramped up there was little doubt the gold medal was the Australian rider’s, as when the final lap bell rang she quickly pulled out a large gap that was clearly too much to reel in.

It was Morton’s second gold medal in as many day’s, as she also took the win in the team sprint with Karlee McCulloch. McCulloch also ended up with another medal in the individual sprint, taking bronze.