Commonwealth Games: Archibald siblings secure gold and silver

2018 Commonwealth Games
Venue: Gold Coast, Australia Date: 4-15 April
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Scotland's Katie Archibald won Commonwealth gold before her brother John took silver in track cycling on the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Olympic gold medallist Archibald clocked three minutes 26.088 seconds to beat Australia's Rebecca Wiasak in the individual women's pursuit and secure her first Commonwealth Games medal.

"You sometimes feel embarrassed about over-egging the pride of wearing the Scotland jersey, but this meant so much," she told the BBC.

John Archibald, competing at his first Commonwealth Games, claimed silver in the men's 4,000m individual pursuit.

The 27-year-old finished in 4 minutes 16.656 seconds at the Anna Meares Velodrome in Brisbane.

England's Charlie Tanfield took gold after crossing the finish line in 4 minutes 15.952 seconds on the clock.

Katie Archibald added: "We think it's a British record, and it's a fantastic day. As soon as I walked in, I knew I was good for it.

"The Archibalds aren't known for parties but this is going to be the biggest Friday night we've had in a while."

John Archibald
John Archibald had to settle for silver on his Commonwealth Games debut

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