Campbell anchored the Australian quartet, which also included her sister Bronte, Shayna Jack and Emma McKeon, to clock three minutes, 30.05 seconds and beat their previous record of 3:30.65 from the Rio Olympics. "Seeing Katie win the gold got me going", said John.
"I could see [Guy] coming at me, but it's awesome to go one-two with one of my best mates".
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This time around they lowered their record to 3:30.05, with Cate Campbell reflecting that achieving such a feat always felt significant. "That can only be bad news, really, as I'd rather be chased than chase".
"It's the first time I think I've heard the crowd while I'm swimming", she added.
Campbell continued her sizzling form at the Gold Coast meet with another record in the 50m freestyle semifinal.
As per the rule in the Games, both losing semi-finalists will win a bronze medal, but the teenager doesn't want to sit quietly and want to strike gold for the country.
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But not before the unassuming Archibalds made their mark on the competition.
"I knew I had to mow him that last 200". Muhammad Azroy Hazalwa won the first of two gold medals for Malaysia in weightlifting, a result he celebrated by dancing and doing a lap of honour of the lifting area.India also won their first gold through women's 48kg world champion weightlifter Chanu Saikham Mirabai, who set three new Commonwealth records in her runaway win.
"I don't know how that happened but I think there is something to be said for home crowd advantage", the younger Campbell sister said.
"We had to do something different, so we focused on the Comm Games".
Chalmers continues to grow in stature after becoming the first Australian man in 48 years to win the Olympic 100m freestyle title in Rio two years ago.
Canada's Taylor Ruck, however, ended a potential Australian gold rush and temporarily sucked all of the frenzied expectation out of the venue when she held off a fast-finishing Ariarne Titmuss in the women's 200m freestyle. "It's wonderful", McKeon said.
But Jack was not expecting any shut-eye upon returning to the athletes' village, after her earlier nerves were replaced by sheer elation in the wake of the world record-breaking night.