Rightwing politician Pauline Hanson slammed the segments on Aboriginal culture at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony as "absolutely disgusting", saying they didn't reflect Australian society.
Meanwhile, the Australian men beat their fierce English rivals to take top spot in the team pursuit cycling, beating the record Britain set at the Olympics.
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Australia set a new Commonwealth Games record as they race to gold in the women's 4x200m freestyle relay.
"I've got nothing against the Aboriginal people but I'm sick and exhausted of being made to feel as if I'm a second-class citizen in my own country".
Over the roar of an electric crowd, the commentators proclaimed it the "Ashes of cycling" as Australia outperformed England to take three golds in the velodrome this evening.
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"Obviously it was painful but I wanted to make sure I was comfortably winning.it was my fastest ever 150m split and then I knew, with respect, that the rest was over".
Those representing Wearside at the Commonwealth Games continue their medal pursuits. "The whole South African team just jumping up, it just made me emotional".
In the opening race of the night, England's Aimee Willmott ended Scotland's Hannah Miley's two-Games reign as 400-meter individual medley champion by taking gold in a time of 4:34.90.
That was 0.374s quicker than a New Zealand foursome had gone before.
"We're now focused on how we can use this race to see what we can do in the future".
"Honestly, I really struggled in 2017", she said.
The result caps another excellent day for Australia, who now have a total of 32 medals from their exploits in the pool, including 11 golds.