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Eadie smashes Commonwealth record in menís sprint

30†July†2002

Australiaís Sean Eadie is celebrating after breaking the Commonwealth Games record and track record for the menís 200m sprint at the National Cycling Centre during qualification today.

Sean Eadie

Sean Eadie on his way to breaking the Commonwealth record

Eadie finished a thousandth of a second ahead of Englandís Jamie Staff to ease through. Finishing third was Ryan Bayley of Australia.

Afterwards Eadie said: ďItís my first event on the track. I broke the Games record from four years ago. I thought I had the Commonwealth record in Kuala Lumpur. I went 10.3 on an outdoor track, then Hilly (Darren Hill) went 10.2 so I had to wait four years for another go at that.

ďThe young guys have got plenty of horsepower but it was good to sneak a thousandth from the English guy (Jamie Staff). Iím sure all the crowd were blowing against me down the back straight.Ē

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