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McKeown keeps the gold coming

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Australia has had more success on night three in the pool in Glasgow, with golds to Taylor McKeown in the women’s 200m breaststroke and Daniel Fox in the men’s parasport S14 200m freestyle.

Racing in her first major Games for Australia, McKeown led from start to finish, leading by half a second at halfway and maintaining her form right to the end to finish in a time of two minutes 22.36 seconds.

Team-mate Sally Hunter came through with a strong second half of the race to take the silver in 2:23.33.

“It is what we have worked for. I have done so much hard work to get to this point. I am so happy. It has paid off,” she said after the race.

“There was a lot of focus on my times after watching the race this morning. There were a lot of things that we can improve on … (it was) not a PB, but I have done well to get close.”

Daniel Fox completed a great day in the men’s parasport 200m freestyle S14 event, taking the gold medal in a dominating performance.

Fox had set a world record in the morning heat with a time of one minute 57.16 seconds, and he pushed all the way to break it again in the final before stopping the clock in 1:57.89.

Team-mates Mitchell Kilduff and Josh Alford came fourth and sixth respectively.

Cate Campbell was looking for a gold medal in the women’s 50m freestyle event, but she had to settle for silver behind England’s Francesca Halsall. Campbell’s sister Bronte came home hard to take the bronze medal.

“(It was) very, very quick. It’s a PB for me so I can’t be disappointed with that. I get to share the podium with my little sister,” Cate Campbell told Channel Ten after the race.

“I have quite good vision now. So I could see her (Halsall) all the way. I can’t be disappointed with that. I fought all the way to the end. Another really nice swim ”

Bronte Campbell was happy with her race.

“(It was) a lot faster that the world championships last year, I think that I did a PB. Could not ask more than that,” she said.

In the opening event of the night, Grant Irvine led for most of the race in the men’s 200m butterfly before being hauled in in the final 50m to finish with the silver medal behind South Africa’s Chad Le Clos.

Irvine’s team-mates Mitch Pratt finished fifth and Daniel Tranter was sixth.

More to follow.