Scott Sunderland made it two cycling gold medals in two events for Australia in New Delhi today, setting a new Commonwealth Games record in the men's 1,000m time-trial.
Sunderland, 22, recorded a time of 1:01.411 at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex to edge out Malaysia's Mohd Rizal Tisin, who finished in 1:02.768. New Zealand's Edward Dawkins was third in 1.02:777.
"Today it really felt like I got it together," said Sunderland, the 1,000m time trial winner at the Los Angeles World Cup in 2008. "We had a plan and it came off. I knew I had the legs to win."
He gained victory inside the first 20 seconds, going through the 250m mark more than a second faster than Tisal, whose mediocre start let him down.
Earlier Australia's Anna Meares won the women's 500m time trial. Australia are eyeing a clean sweep at the 2010 Games, with Jack Bobridge going for gold in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit later. Bobridge won his way into the final against New Zealander Jesse Sergent with a Games record time of 4:14.845.
© AFP 2010
Australia's Scott Sunderland shows his gold medal after winning the men's 1,000m time trial