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What happened on the 21 March

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Oenone Wood of Australia.
As we leave the track and move to the road, the action is just starting to heat up at the Cycling.
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With 26 finals being contested, day six of competition brings the conclusion of the Swimming competition with six finals in the evening session including the Men’s and Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay’s and the Men’s 1500m Freestyle.

The MCG will again light up for Athletics after two days of intense competition and see finals in Women’s middle-distance events, Women’s Triple Jump, Men’s 110m Hurdles, and the Women’s 400m of which Tonique Williams-Darling will try to add a Commonwealth gold to her Olympic and World Championship crowns.

Basketball heads to Melbourne Park where classification and semi final clashes in both the Men’s and Women’s events will be played. Hockey also continues with gold medal favourites Australia playing preliminary games in both the Men’s and Women’s pools.

The Men’s Boxing quarter finals get underway at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, while Cycling comes back into the spotlight with the Men’s and Women’s Time Trial in St Kilda.

We say goodbye to Artistic Gymnastics on day six with the continuation of Individual Apparatus finals, whilst we await the start of Rhythmic Gymnastics on 24 March.

Giant killer Malawi is set to take on St Vincent and Grenadines in the Netball, as Australia clashes with Samoa.

Five finals are to be contested in the Shooting competition including the Women’s Trap final and Weightlifting brings the Women’s 75kg and Men’s 94kg classes to the fore.

21 March 2006 Day 6 highlights

Australian medal target within reach
21 Mar 06 11:29
With just 5 days of competition gone, Australia are well on track to achieve their ambitious Games target of 208 medals with 88 gold.

Running the Athletics by remote control
21 Mar 06 00:06
The competitors might be centre stage at the Athletics at the MCG, but occasionally a small mechanical ‘toy’ steals the show as it picks up and returns competitors’ javelins.

Gold Medal Tally Gold medal performances

Wales crowned 1500m champion
21 Mar 06 19:08
On the last night of the Swimming competition, Wales has shown it's a force to be reckoned with in the 1500m Freestyle, while South Africa claims the sprint title.

Women Swimmers are winners
21 Mar 06 16:46
Day six in the pool started with a splash, the Women's 200m Butterfly setting a cracking pace and the Australian Women's Relay team smashing a world record.

Sixteen years between PNG golds
21 Mar 06 16:45
When Ryan Pini swam to victory in the Men’s 100m Butterfly, he won Papua New Guinea’s second Commonwealth Games gold medal in 16 years.

Cowdrey wins second gold
21 Mar 06 12:32
Olympic and Commonwealth Games gold medallist and current S9 world record holder Matthew Cowdrey of Australia has continued his dominance in the pool.

Tracking the Athletics action
21 Mar 06 17:52
Athletics action on day six of the Games has sprung from the blocks at a sensational pace, with medals spread across the Commonwealth.

Mixed Malaysian Team beats England
21 Mar 06 09:58
Malaysia has won the gold medal after a tense and highly emotional match in the Badminton Mixed Team Finals against England.

Australians show their pedal power
21 Mar 06 11:56
Australia's Oenone Wood has won the Women's Cycling Time Trial while team mate Nathan O'Neill has won the Men's.

Canada's gold rush
21 Mar 06 19:57
The Men’s and Women's Artistic Gymnastics have been dominated by Canada in a night of unexpected Finals performances.

Malaysia rolls to victory 
21 Mar 06 12:48
Malaysia has spoiled the Australian Women's Triples party by overpowering them in the final of the Women’s Triples Final in the Lawn Bowls Competition.

Triples gold for Aussie Men
21 Mar 06 06:44
The Australian men did not disappoint, capturing the first gold medal in the Lawn Bowls competition.

India out guns competition
21 Mar 06 15:35
India's reputation in Shooting is solid, but Singapore's star in the making is hot on their heels.

Gault shoots into record books
21 Mar 06 13:46
Mick Gault surpassed the English record of 13 medals won in Games competition after coming in second behind Samaresh Jung in the Men's 50m Individual Pistol.

Nicol in pressure cooker win
21 Mar 06 08:54
England's Peter Nicol has claimed his second Games Squash Singles gold medal after defeating top seed David Palmer in four thrilling games.

Nauru almost snatches victory
21 Mar 06 21:16
It came down to the final two lifts but the home crowd advantage got Deborah Lovely over the line against Nauru's Sheba Deireragea in the Women's 75kg Weightlifting.

Karapetyan defends title
21 Mar 06 16:54
Scotland lifted for bronze in the Men's 94kg Weightlifting with Australia a sturdy one, two on the dias.

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