Commonwealth Games day six: West Aussies among the gold medals

Commonwealth Games day six: West Aussies among the gold medals

MORE medals found their way into Australian hands in day six of Commonwealth Games action.

Now with 130 medals, Tuesday saw Australia crack the 50 mark for gold medals, with 38 silver and 42 bronze also in the coffers.

Two West Australian athletes were among the medal winners yesterday-read how they fared below.

Ian Dewhurst (athletics) from Innaloo lined up in lane 6 in heat three of the 400m hurdles.

Up against a strong field, Dewhurst completed the race in third place in a time of 49.84, just 0.09 seconds behind The Bahamas’ Jeffery Gibson who finished in second place.

Unfortunately that 0.09 seconds was enough to keep Dewhurst out of tomorrow’s final.

Madison de Rozario (athletics) from Success has a gold medal to add to her trophy cabinet after dominating the T54 1500m wheelchair final.

One of three Australians in the final, de Rozario blew her opponents out of the water, finishing the race in 3:34.06, a full two seconds ahead of silver medal winner and fellow Australian Angela Ballard in 3:36.85.

Cameron Meyer (cycling) from Helena Valley left the comfort of the indoor cycling track to have a crack at the road cycling individual time trial competition.

The world champion track cyclist surprised many when he did more than put in a strong performance.

Meyer took out the gold medal after finishing in 48:13.04, a big 30 seconds ahead of England’s Harry Tanfield who won silver in a time of 48:43.30.

Fellow Australia Callum Scotson finished in fourth.

Nang Nguyen (para-powerlifting) from Mandurah has missed out on a medal in the men’s lightweight competition.

Nguyen finished in eighth on 142.3 points.

Nigerian lifters finished in the gold and silver positions with 224.3 and 219.9 points respectively, while the English athlete won bronze with 182.7 points.

Ben Wright (para-powerlifting) from High Wycombe performed strongly in the men’s heavyweight competition.

Wright finished in sixth with 152.4 points, ahead of fellow Australian Leigh Skinner on 143.7 points.

Nigeria again took out the gold medal with a score of 191.9, while athletes from Malaysia and India took out the silver and bronze medals respectively.

Holly Barratt (swimming) from Rockingham has just missed out on a medal in the women’s 50m backstroke final.

Barratt finished an agonising 0.06 seconds away from a bronze medal after she was pipped at the wall by Georgia Davies from Wales.

Australia’s Emily Seebohm won the gold, while Kylie Masse from Canada won silver.

In the team sports, the Kookaburras remain undefeated after accounting for Canada 4-0 in the men’s hockey, while in the women’s competition the Hockeyroos defeated Scotland 2-0 in a hard-fought game.