In some welcome news for the nation, we’ve got another Gold Rush this afternoon.

As Australia continues to grapple with a national crisis, there’s been another relieving gold medal hug out of Tokyo this week.

Paige Greco and Emily Petricola have gotten us off to a flying start in the Paralympics today, with back-to-back gold medals in a matter of minutes.

Paige Greco won our first gold of the games with a world record ride in the C1-3 3000m individual pursuit, in a time of 3:50.815.

That was the second time today she broke the World Record.

The big win over Wang Ziaomei of China got the nation on the board nice and early, with gold before sundown on the first day.

Greco’s efforts were soon followed up with another much-needed win for the nation, with Emily Petricola getting it done in the C4 individual pursuit.

Petricola, who set a world record earlier in the day, ground down American Shawn Morelli in a back and forth battle to make it two from two in finals events today.

“Not a bad start at all,” said a spokesperson for the nation a short time ago.

“It’s looking tight in the Wheelchair Rugby here, but we’re looking good I reckon.”


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