Games - Australia set world record in men's team 4km pursuit

Reuters
Track Cycling - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Finals - Anna Meares Velodrome - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018. Alex Porter, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard and Kelland O'Brien of Australia in action. REUTERS/Paul Childs

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Track Cycling - Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games - Men's 4000m Team Pursuit Finals - Anna Meares Velodrome - Gold Coast, Australia - April 5, 2018. Alex Porter, Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard and Kelland O'Brien of Australia in action. REUTERS/Paul Childs

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's track cyclists set the world record in the men's 4km team pursuit at the Gold Coast Commmonwealth Games on Thursday in claiming the gold in the final against England.

Leigh Howard, Sam Welsford, Kelland O'Brien and Alex Porter finished in three minutes 49.804 seconds at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane, smashing the mark of 3:50.265 seconds set by team Great Britain at the Rio Olympics.


(Reporting by Ian Ransom; Editing by Sudipto Ganguly)

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