Cure leads all the way to win Games bronze

Tasmanian cycling star Amy Cure has added a Commonwealth Games bronze medal to her world title after a narrow victory in the race for third place in the women's individual 3000 metre pursuit overnight.

The 21-year-old beat home Scotland's Katie Archibald by 1.7 seconds in a time of 3 minutes 35.384 seconds at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow.

"Ít was really tough out there bu I went in with a plan and really wanted to bring home the bronze," Cure said.

"This is right up there for me, the Commonwealth Games are second only to the Olympics so it's amazing to come home with a bronze medal."

Earlier, Cure had qualified third fastest behind eventual gold medallist and new Commonwealth Games record-holder Joanna Rowsell, of England, who beat home Cure's compatriot Annette Edmondson, of South Australia.

Rowsell beat Edmondson by almost four seconds.

Cure's father Graeme was on hand to watch his daughter win the bronze medal race.

''It's really good having Dad here. It would be lovely to have more of my family but my sister (rebecca) gave birth to a little baby boy three days ago so Mum stayed back to support her.''

Cure was the only Tasmanian in action on day two of the Games. Boxers Jackson Woods and Nick Cooney, both from Latrobe, will take to the ring for their first bouts over the next few days.

Woods, who will compete in the 56kg bantamweight division, will face reigning champion Sean McGoldrick, of Wales, on Monday at 10.35pm (Tastime).

Cooney will face 23-year-old Malaysian Muhammad Alnazirul Othman in the first round of the 60kg lightweight division on Saturday at 10.15pm (Tastime).

Hockey star Eddie Ockenden and his Kookaburra teammates will start their title defence later that night against Wales.


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