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England stun Australia to record thrilling netball gold medal

England stun Australia to record thrilling netball gold medal

IT was a big day for Australia's team sports on day 10 of the Commonwealth Games with the Opals and Kookaburras each taking gold, while the Hockeyroos took silver and the men's rugby sevens were eliminated from medal contention. The game was on a knife edge.

Another 45 silvers and 46 bronzes gave them a total of 136 medals - also their second best for an overseas Games. All I remember was having the ball in my hands and then running away screaming because the final whistle had gone.

Patterson is studying architecture at the University of Queensland to have a full life after her swimming which has benefits every day for the left side of her body affected by cerebral palsy.

The team's coach since 2015, Tracey Neville, said the win was a "dream come true".

Yetunde Odunuga who showed a lot of promise in previous stages of the competition was eliminated by England's Paige Murney in the the semi-finals of the Women's 60kg at the Oxenford Studio in Gold Coast. Neville, who is the sister of Gary and Phil Neville, revealed Gary had been watching the match on TV.

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Australia are the renowned world No1s - to beat them, I'm really, really proud. "They are the ones who drive me".

England had only beaten Australia five times in their history before Sunday - but not since 2013 and never at a major tournament. Earlier this year it was revealed the sport was experiencing a boom in England, with record numbers of people playing the game.

Two-time Commonwealth bronze medallist Tamsin Greenway: Sometimes things are just written. "Netball has been part of my life since I was five", she said.

The country held on to the third position in the overall medal tally with 59 medals - 25 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals.

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