Aussie Medal Hopes Day 6

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Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch in action. Image courtesy of AAP/
Australia has a strong chance of claiming gold on the opening night of action at the velodrome, with Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch  a leading chance in the Women’s Team Sprint. The pair finished second in the event at the World Championships in Melbourne earlier in the year after the German team defeated them in the final, setting a new world record in the process.

Matthew Glaetzer, Shane Perkins and Scott Sutherland  represent Australia in the Men’s Team Sprint and will confident of success after winning gold at the Track World Championships in April.

There are three Australians in finals action at the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre, with Melanie Schlanger  our best hope of a medal after qualifying second fastest for the Women’s 100m Freestyle final. Mitch Larkin  and Sally Foster  are only rough chances after qualifying in outside lanes for the Men’s 200m Backstroke final and Women’s 200m Breaststroke final respectively.

At Eton Dorey, Australia  has strong claims in the Men’s Lightweight Four despite being the final team to qualify for the final, while we also have a crew  in the Women’s Eight final.

1996 Olympic champion Russell Mark  will be out to win Australia’s first shooting medal in London when he contest the Men’s Double Trap.

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