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What happened on 19 March

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The Tanzanians dominate early in the men's Marathon.
The first day of Athletics competition sees the men's and women's Marathons wind through Melbourne.
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'Super Sunday' of the Games has finally arrived and highlighting the day’s action will be the Men’s and Women’s Marathon and the commencement of the Athletics competition. The Marathon will wind through the streets of inner Melbourne culminating at the MCG where athletes will be greeted by a capacity crowd.

The team sports of Basketball, Hockey and Netball all continue preliminary qualification, while the Men’s and Women’s Double Trap Final will be contested at the Melbourne Gun Club in Lilydale.

The Semi Finals begin in the Squash competition at MSAC and tonight concludes the Track Cycling competition with the Women’s Individual Pursuit Final and the Men’s Team Sprint Final.

Action in the pool continues with a total of five finals being contested in the evening session which includes the Women’s 100m Butterfly Final.

The world’s fastest man, Asafa Powell of Jamaica, will step up to the Men’s 100m heats, in what is to be a fantastic inauguration to the Athletics competition with three gold medals decided in the first day.

Day 4 is truly set up to be a super Sunday.

19 March 2006 Day 4 highlights

Spectacular fishing on the Yarra
19 Mar 06 16:05
The 72 illuminated fish on the Yarra River are drawing a lot of attention as they perform their tricks to evening audiences.


Gold Medal Tally Gold medal performances

South Africa throws golden Javelin
19 Mar 06 14:19
A close finish in the Women’s Javelin has seen Sunette Viljoen of South Africa win gold.

Tanzania takes Men's Marathon gold
19 Mar 06 12:31
Samson Ramadhani Nyonyi of Tanzania has won an action packed Men's Marathon.

McCann wins Marathon for Australia
19 Mar 06 12:05
Australian Kerryn McCann has courageously won her second consecutive Commonwealth Gold medal, winning the Women's Marathon.

Women share medals in the pool
19 Mar 06 22:10
The spectators have been treated to some amazing races as the Women's 100m Butterfly Final, 800m Freestyle and the Women's EAD 100m Freestyle have been fought and won.

Joyous jig for Scottish pair
19 Mar 06 19:49
Scotland's David Carry and Euan Dale take the top two spots on the podium in the Men's 400m Individual Medley.

Canada takes Synchronised gold
19 Mar 06 14:55
Marie Pier Boudreau Gagnon of Canada has swum to gold in the Solo Free Routine Final of the Synchronised Swimming competition.

Isle's man of the moment
19 Mar 06 21:45
The Isle of Man has nabbed its first gold of the Games thanks to an energetic performance by Mark Cavendish in the Men's Cycling Scratch Race.

Aussie cyclists' battle for gold
19 Mar 06 20:45
Australian Katie Mactier set a new Games record in the Women’s Individual Pursuit and went on to take gold ahead of fellow Australian and champion Katherin Bates.

PM applauds shooting gold
19 Mar 06 14:29
The Prime Minister, John Howard, congratulated the Australians on their two gold medals while English shooters had a day out, winning three gold medals.

Welsh Weightlifting win a breeze
19 Mar 06 22:15
Michaela Breeze of Wales has set a new Commonwealth Games record on her way to winning the gold medal in the Women's 63kg Weightlifting competition.

First Games gold for Ghana
19 Mar 06 17:25
In the Men's 77kg Weightlifting event, Majeti Fetrie has won the first gold of the Games for Ghana.


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