Medal haul for Kiwi cyclists

New Zealand has picked up another four medals on the track on day 2 of the Commonweath Games in Birmingham.

Track cyclist Bryony Botha won the gold medal in the 3000m individual pursuit at the Commonwealth Games.

Botha qualified for the final against Australia’s Maeve Plouffe in a Games Record time and reduced that record time again in the final for a time of 3min 18 seconds.

Next up, Aaron Gate then won gold in the Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit.

He had a head to head battle with team-mate Tom Sexton – who came away with Silver.

Sexton set a personal best and broke the Commonwealth Games record in his qualifying heat in 4min 8seconds but Gate bettered that to be top qualifier in 4min 7 seconds.

In the final Gate won by nearly five seconds with a time of 4min 7 seconds.

The pair won gold in the 4000m team pursuit yesterday.

Then Ellesse Andrews completed a fanstastic morning for the team with a gold in the women’s sprint by beating Canada’s Kelsey Mitchell 2-0 in the best of three final.

It was Andrews’ third medal of the Games, and her second gold.

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Shem Banbury is the Editor of Kiwi Kids News and is the Leader of Learning of Year 7/8 at Aquinas College, Tauranga. In his spare time, he likes to train and compete in long-distance triathlons.
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