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What happened on the 17 March

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Celebrations at the Rugby Sevens.
The two days of Rugby Sevens action has seen the world's best lock heads with record crowds at Telstra Dome.
View the early round action.

Day two highlights start in the Shooting competition, with medals to be contested in Men's and Women's 10m Air Rifle Pairs Final, Men's 50m Pistol Pairs Final, Women's 25m Pistol Pairs Final and Men's and Women's Trap Pairs Final.

Weightlifting medal opportunities include the Women's 53kg Final and Men's 62kg Final - where Australia's Yourik Sarkisian will seek to match his Manchester gold.

Rugby 7's reaches a climax with the Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and gold medal match, all taking place at the Tesltra Dome.

In the pool, medals will be decided in the Women's 50m EAD Freestyle, 50m Butterfly and 50m Breastroke, and the Men's 50m Backstroke and 200m Freestyle.

Cycling action continues with the finals for the Women's Point Race, the Men's Keiren and the Men's Point Race.

17 March 2006 Day 2 highlights

Stamping to a world record
17 Mar 06 08:05
Australia Post is attempting to create philatelic history with the daily release of a new series of stamps, featuring Games highlights from the previous day's events.

Ceremony soundtrack goes gold
17 Mar 06 21:30
The official soundtrack to the Games Opening Ceremony has achieved gold status in record sales in Australia just two days after the MCG spectacular wowed millions of people worldwide.

Day Two wrap up - Records fly
18 Mar 06 08:52
Records continued to fall throughout Day Two of competition - nine Commonwealth Games records were smashed and a huge number of excited fans attended last night’s Rugby 7s matches.

Gold Medal Tally Gold medal performances

England goes one, two
17 Mar 06 19:21
Matthew Clay has claimed the gold medal for England winning the Men’s 50m Backstroke Final in his first Commonwealth Games.

Australia's women dominate in Swimming
17 Mar 06 19:30
Australian women are swimming away with the medals, claiming gold, silver and bronze in the 50m Butterfly and the 50m Breaststroke.

Crowd cheers courageous swimmers
17 Mar 06 20:20
In a world record time of 28.32, South Africa's Natalie Du Toit won the 50m EAD Freestyle Final, beating her own record time set earlier today.

England's pool of medals
17 Mar 06 22:16
England won gold and silver in the Men’s 200m Freestyle with Canada claiming bronze.

Crowd noise lifts sisters
17 Mar 06 16:56
Australian cyclists Anna and Kerry Meares pay homage to the crowds as they celebrate their gold and bronze medal performances of last night.

Bayley's winning ways
17 Mar 06 21:12
Australia's Ryan Bayley is back to stunning form, narrowly winning the Keirin in 10.515 seconds.

Velodrome echoes with celebrations
17 Mar 06 21:35
Kate Bates has led Australia to another gold in Track Cycling with an inspiring win at Melbourne Park.

Canada breaks Artistic Gymnastics drought
17 Mar 06 09:23
Canada overcame a loud Australian crowd to claim its first Men's Team gold in Artistic Gymnastics in 12 years.

Team gold for female gymnasts
17 Mar 06 23:02
Strong performances on the beam and the vault helped the Australian gymnasts secure the Women's Team gold medal ahead of England and Canada.

New Zealand wins Rugby 7s
17 Mar 06 17:51
The defending Commonwealth Games gold medallists New Zealand have won their third consecutive gold medal in the Rugby 7s after defeating England.

Pairing up for gold
17 Mar 06 18:06
India and Australia have dominated the shooting with both teams winning three gold on the second day of the Games.

Sri Lanka celebrates Weightlifting gold
17 Mar 06 18:54
Sri Lanka’s Chinthana Vidanage has won the gold medal in the Men’s 62kg Weightlifting event.

New record raises the bar
17 Mar 06 22:10
More Games records have been smashed, with Canadian Canadian Maryse Turcotte lifting 188kg in the Women’s 53kg Weightlifting final.

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