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Alicia Coutts of Australia celebrates finishing the Women's 100m Freestyle Final in first place and wins the gold medal at the Dr. S.P. Mukherjee Aquatics Complex during day three of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 6, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Even head coach Leigh Nugent didn't see Alicia Coutts' breakthrough performance in the Commonwealth Games pool coming.

Anna Meares of Australia powers to gold in the 500m Time Trial final at the IG Sports Complex during day two of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 5, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Olympic cycling medallist Anna Meares chases her third gold medal as some of Australia's biggest names seek Commonwealth Games glory on Thursday.

Australian Ivan Popov after his gold medal winning performance in the 120kg Greco-Roman wrestling bout against Nigeria's Talaram Mamman at the IG Sports Complex during day three of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 6, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Ivan Popov's desire to be just like his accomplished father saw him win Australia's first Commonwealth Games wrestling gold medal in 32 years.The 24-year-old son of Olympic and world champion Soviet wrestler Vladimir Popov let out a scream of joy

Georgia Bonora, Ashleigh Brennan, Emily Little, Lauren Mitchell and Georgia Wheeler of Australia celebrate winning gold in the Artistic Gymnastics at IG Sports Complex during day two of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 5, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Australia's women gymnasts won a fourth consecutive Commonwealth Games team gold medal on Tuesday night with a sub-par performance their shocked coach doesn't want to see again.

Pearson to double up

6 October 2010
Sally Pearson of Australia in the women's 100m hurdles during the IAAF Diamond League meeting at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Sprint queen Sally Pearson begins her quest for double gold as the Commonwealth Games track and field competition gets underway on Wednesday.

Liesel Jones displays her Olympic medals as the Australian Olympic team arrive home at Sydney Airport following the Beijing 2008 Olympics August 26, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.

Serial medallists Leisel Jones and Anna Meares open their campaigns for three gold medals each at the Delhi Commonwealth Games on Tuesday but their biggest danger comes from teammates.

Anna Meares of Australia powers to gold in the 500m Time Trial final at the IG Sports Complex during day two of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 5, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Australian track cycling queen Anna Meares believes the nation's new-look team for Delhi has proved it can match the Commonwealth Games heroics of those four years earlier.

Australia Liz Cambage drives to the basket against Greece at the 2010 World Championships, 27 September Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The Opals plan to wash their mouths out of the bitter taste of the 2010 world championship as quickly as possible before plotting a return to the podium at the London Olympic Games.Australia's 74-62 win over France on Sunday left them in fifth place in the Czech Republic, their worst finish in a major tournament in 20 years.

Team Australia (Gold), England (Silver) and Canada (Bronze) pose on the podium at the medal presentation for the Men's Artistic Gymnastics at the IG Sports Complex during day one of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games on October 4, 2010 in Delhi, India.

Following a spectacular Opencing Ceremony on Sunday night the Australian athletes got into action on Monday at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

Jack Bobridge of Australia on his way to winning the Mens Individual Pursuit Gold during day one of the UCI Track World Cup at Hisense Arena on November 20, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian officials are confident their youthful cycling team can shed the training wheels when Commonwealth Games competition starts on Tuesday, and fast-track the nation's progress towards the 2012 Olympics. Just two of the 27-strong track and road team were at the Beijing Olympics,