The morning of day one opened with the women's Triathlon where Australia had three athletes competing. 

Ash Gentle finished in fifth with Gillian Backhouse in ninth and Charlotte McShane coming in 11th. 

Gentle held her own in the race and was in the bronze medal position during the run who were trying to chase down the leaders but late in the run Vicky Holland from England and Joanna Brown overtook her. 

Bermuda's Flora Duffy claimed the first gold medal of the Games as she finished 43 seconds ahead of the silver medalist. 

She became the first women to win a Commonwealth Games gold for Bermuda.

After the race, Ash Gentle said she was a bit disappointed in her result.

"I'm a bit disappointed, the run doesn't usually let me down," she saod.

"Overall I'm disappointed I didn't bring home a gold for Australia.

"It would have been nice to have better organisation on the bike," Gentle said.

Table Tennis

In the Women's Team event, Australia has progressed to the next round with a convincing 3-0 win over Mauritius and did not need to play all five matches.

Jian Fang Lay was up first against Ruqayyah Kinoo and won the match 11-1, 11-7 and 11-7 before Tracy Feng defeated Sanjana Alix Ramasawmy 11-5, 11-6 and 11-1.

Feng and Melissa Tapper paired up to finish it off winning all their games. 

The women's side continued their dominant display on the opening day winning 3-0 against Canada.

Lawn Bowls

Karen Murphy has won her first match of the Commonwealth Games against Tonga's Malia Kioa in the Women's Singles.

The Women's Fours have won their opening match with a 41-1 win over Papua New Guinea.


The Australia women's swimmers were on show this morning as Meg Bailey and Blair Evans progressed to the Women's 400m Individual Medley Final tonight.

"Whatever happens tonight, I'll be very proud of myself," Evans said.

In the Women's 200m Freestyle, Ariarne Titmus was the fastest in the 200m Freestyle with teammate and Games record holder Emma Mckeon coming in as second fastest after finishing first in her heat.

Leah Neale also qualified for tonights final.

Titmus, who is only 17-year-old, has pressure on her to perform well in these Games after an outstanding 2017 and Australian Swimming Championships last month.

"I know what I have to do to swim fast and I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing," she said.

Paralympian Tiffany Thomas Kane had a great swim in the Women's S7 50m Butterfly where she finished third in her heat.

In the Women's 50m Breaststroke heats, Leiston Pickett had the second fastest time and will be joined by Jessica Hansen and Georgia Bohl in the semifinals tonight.

The day ended with the Women's 100m Butterfly heats which saw Maddy Groves with the fastest time of the Australian's with Emma Mckeon and Brianna Throssell joining her in the semi-finals tonight.

Australia's female swimmers have picked up three medals in the pool so far tonight with Blair Evans picking up a bronze in the 400m Individual Medley while McKeon picked up a bronze and Titmus picked up a silver in the 200m Freestyle.

Bohl, Hansen and Pickett all advance to the final of the 50m breaststroke tomorrow night. 

Groves set a new Games Record in the 100m Butterfly and will be in the final tomorrow night alongside teammates McKeon and Throssell.


Christine Nunn and Tamika Saxby are through to the Round of 16 tomorrow after both secured 3-0 wins in their respective matches.

Donna Urquhart is also through to the next round and will face teammate Nunn tomorrow midday.

Track Cycling

Para-athlete Jess Gallagher was first of the Australian's up in the velodrome this afternoon and broke her own World Record which she set in Italy two years ago with a time of 10.954.

However it didn't last long as English cyclist Sophie Thornhill broke it with a time of 10.609, which also broke the Games record she set back in 2014 in Glasgow.

She goes for gold tonight.

Australia's women's 4000m Team Pursuit qualification team pulled out a Games record and have qualified for the gold medal race later tonight against New Zealand. 

In the last event for the women's of the qualifying sessions before the finals tonight, the pairing of Stephanie Morton and Karrle McCulloch broke a Game Record.

Thornhill has taken out the gold in the Women's B&VI Sprint Final as Gallagher faced Aileen McGlynn in the bronze medal race, where she picked up a silver.

The Australian Women's 4000m Team Pursuit won the first gold of the Games and broke a Games Record.

The success on the velodrome continued with McCulloch and Morton collected a gold medal in the Women's Team Sprint beating New Zealand. 


Alyce Stephenson finished seventh in the women's 48kg final today with India's Chanu Saikhom Mirabai claiming the gold. 

"My goal was to get 144, which is International 3 Standard, and I got 144," Stephenson said.

"My main aim was to get 1kg over my PB, but to get 5kg, I'm so stoked."


The Hockeyroos have begun their Commonwealth Games campaign with a 1-0 win over late this afternoon. 

The goal came courtesy of a penalty stroke from Jodie Kenny.  


The Diamonds have a win to kick-off the Games against Northern Ireland with a 94-26 victory.