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Sally Pearson of Australia gives the thumbs up after the Women's 100 metres hurdles heats at Hampden Park during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Australia has won three gold medals with Dani Samuels (NSW) dominating the women’s discus, teenage sensation Eleanor Patterson (Vic) winning the women’s high jump and Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld) defending her title.

(L-R) Emma Pooley of England, Linda Villumsen of New Zealand and Katrin Garfoot of Australia celebrate on the podium after the Women's Cycling Road Time Trial at during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES ROAD CYCLING: Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis was disappointed to finish second again this season in a road time trial, whilst Katrin Garfoot was thrilled with her bronze.

Olivia Vivian of Australia competes in the Uneven Bars during the Women's All-Around Final at SECC Precinct during day seven of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 30, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES: The highlights of the #Glasgow2014 #Commonwealth Games from a distinctly Aussie Olympic point of view.

Australian sailors training in the waters off Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.

SAILING: Selected crews of the Australian Sailing Team have arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compete at the first Olympic test event in the lead up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

Joseph Goodhall of Australia (red) awarded the first round bout against Patrick Mailata of New Zealand in the Men's Super Heavy +91kg at Scottish Exhibition And Conference Centre during day two of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 25, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES BOXING: Andrew Moloney and Joe Goodall are one win away from fighting for Commonwealth Games boxing gold medals.

Trap shooting gold medallist Adam Vella is congratulated by teammate Michael Diamond, who was fourth, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

COMM GAMES SHOOTING: Shooting Australia’s team of 29 has produced more gold in five days than any other competing Commonwealth nation in the same sport.

Daniel Tranter of Australia celebrates winning the gold medal in the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final at Tollcross International Swimming Centre during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 29, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

COMM GAMES SWIMMING: The penultimate night of swimming finals started and finished in emphatic fashion with a clean sweep of both the men’s 200m backstroke and the women’s 100m freestyle.

Larrissa Miller of Australia competes in the Women's Uneven Bars Final at SSE Hydro during day eight of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 31, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

COMM GAMES GYMNASTICS: Women's Artistic gymnast Larrissa Miller (VIC) has finished second in the uneven bars final on Day 8 of competition at Glasgow 2014

Damien Birkinhead of Australia competes in the Men's Shot Put qualification at Hampden Park Stadium during day four of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 27, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

COMM GAMES ATHLETICS: There were some outstanding Australian performances and a lot of courage shown over the two sessions of track and field on Day 5 of Glasgow 2014.

Kieran Govers of Australia shoots on goal during the Men's preliminaries match between South Africa and Australia at Glasgow National Hockey Centre during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games on July 28, 2014 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

COMM GAMES HOCKEY: Both of the Australian men and women played preliminary matches on day 5 of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. In an extra confidence boost neither team conceded and goals.