Women's TANDEM SPRINT
Victoria's Jessica Gallagher and Pilo Maddison Janssen opened the Games with an incredible time in the Tandem women's sprint flying 200m.
The first Aussies to hit the Anna Meares Velodrome for the Games, they blasted a 10.954 in front of an electric home crowd.
The English pairing of Thornhill and Scott however eclipsed this mark in the next ride, with the duo edging the Australians in the final to take the gold.
Men's Tandem Time Trial
Australia also picked up a bronze medal in the men’s team sprint and the tandem pairing of Brad Henderson and pilot Tom Clarke won a bronze in the B&VI 1000m time trial, Australia’s first Para medal of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
“We were a bit disappointed about the fourth place in the UCI Rio Para-cycling Track World Championships, so to come out here and show them what we were capable of, was exciting,” Henderson said.