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What happened on 18 March

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The Triathlon passes St Kilda's Luna Park.
The gruelling Triathlon hits the streets and water of St Kilda.
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Day three of competition brings a multitude of medal events as well as the running of the Men’s and Women’s Triathlon at St Kilda Foreshore. The world class line-up for both Triathlon events is sure to bring intense competition for the medals.

The Men’s and Women’s Basketball preliminaries continue at regional venues, whilst the All-round Finals in the Artistic Gymnastics commence.

Synchronised Swimming begins and nine Swimming finals will be contested in the night session at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centre (MSAC).

Preliminary matches in Hockey and Netball continue at the State Netball and Hockey Centre, as well as the Men’s 69kg Final and the Women’s 58kg Final in the Weightlifting Competition.

Track Cycling moves into its penultimate evening of competition sporting three finals: Men’s Team Pursuit and Sprint and the Women’s Sprint.

An exciting day of competition at Melbourne 2006!

18 March 2006 Day 3 highlights

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


Snowsill's debut Games glory
18 Mar 06 09:30
In a charge to the finish line, Australia’s Emma Snowsill has won the Women’s Triathlon with a time of 1:58.02.

Sprint to finish for Aussie
18 Mar 06 16:22
In a tight battle, Australia's Bradley Kahlefeldt has fought off a resilient Bevan Docherty from New Zealand to win one of the toughest gold in the Games - the Men’s Triathlon.

Records tumble in pool
18 Mar 06 20:59
Tonight's Swimming has been sensational with records being broken in the 200m Men's Backstroke Final and the EAD 50m Freestyle.

Girls have the Midas touch
18 Mar 06 21:36
Australia's women have had another golden night in the pool, winning individual golds and outclassing the competition in the 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay.

Fast legs on the track
18 Mar 06 22:51
England's Victoria Pendleton won gold in the Women's Sprint Final and Ryan Bayley bagged another gold in the Men's Sprint Final.

Dreams come true for gymnast
18 Mar 06 17:45
Australian gymnast Joshua Jefferis shows he an all-round performer and wins gold in the Gymnastics finals today.

Gymnast gold in extraordinary finish
18 Mar 06 21:09
Australia's Chloe Sims wins gold in an extraordinary finish at the Women's All-Around Gymnastics Final tonight.

Indian fire power hits gold
18 Mar 06 18:21
India have wrapped up a successful day's Shooting, finishing with two gold medals, as England and Scotland also triumphed.

India wins, Aussie retires
18 Mar 06 18:05
India has won the Women’s 58kg Weightlifting, with Canada taking silver on bodyweight after tying with Australia’s Natasha Barker, who announced her retirement after the event.

Turner snatches victory
18 Mar 06 22:23
Australia’s Ben Turner has snatched victory in the Men’s 69kg Weightlifting, with Malaysia second and India third.


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