Congratulations to Ethan Mitchell on his gold medal at the Commonwealth Games
in Glasgow! Gold for NZ in the Men’s Team Sprint, and a new Commonwealth Games
The team of Ethan Mitchell, Sam Webster and Eddie Dawkins flew around
the 250m track in a Games record time of 43.181 seconds, outdoing the record
they had set a couple of hours earlier in qualifying. They always had their noses in
front of gallant England, who recorded a time of 43.706s.
team were already world champions after their victory in Cali, Colombia earlier
this year. They were the favourites to win, so they’ve definitely justified
bronze medal went to Australia, who comfortably saw off Canada in the
races were completely without hiccups, just top quality team riding. They were
riding in the order that clearly works, Mitchell out first, Webster hammering
through the middle stage with Dawkins charging hard to complete the job. They
set two personal
bests as well as two Commonwealth records at sea level, so very solid riding by
all three of them.