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Aussies, England begin Glasgow gold rush early
Australia, England begin gold rush on 1st day of competition at Commonwealth Games
By DENNIS PASSA
Associated Press
2014-07-25 03:22 AM

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- No surprises so far at the Commonwealth Games: Traditional powers Australia and England each won two gold medals early on the first day of competition Thursday.

Olympic champion Anna Meares of Australia won a record-equaling fifth gold in track cycling in the 500-meter time trial while her country's pursuit team relegated Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins and the England men to silver.

Meares equaled fellow Australian Bradley McGee's record of five gold medals in track cycling and made her the first athlete to win a medal in track cycling at four Commonwealth Games.

England picked up both of its golds in triathlon -- brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee were one-two in the men's race, while Jodie Stimpson won the women's.

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