Australia's track cyclists made history on Thursday by picking up a record 10th gold at the Commonwealth Games in a clean sweep that left the competition scrambling for the minor places.

The Australians won the men's and women's sprints, the women's scratch and the men's team pursuit to push their tally to 10 golds from 11 events with a day to spare, smashing their own record of eight set in Manchester 2002.

Anna Meares has been the ace in the pack, winning the women's sprint title to cap a near flawless performance which has seen her take Commonwealth records in two events.

Meares, a former Olympic champion and world record holder, won her first ride against Welsh sensation Becky James comfortably before pipping the teenager on the line in the second.

The haul completes an astonishing week for Meares, 27, who broke her neck in a cycling accident at the World Cup in January 2008 before fighting her way back to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics..

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