Commonwealth Games: WA’s Matthew Richardson super semi-final cements place in Men’s Sprint Final

WA’s Matthew Richardson will battle for gold in the men’s sprint final, after a brilliant performance in a tense semi-final at the velodrome.

Richardson beat Tokyo bronze medalist Jack Carlin of Scotland 2-1 in a thrilling battle of speed in the semi-final to set up a showdown with Trinidad and Tobago star Nicholas Paul, who beat Australian Matthew Glaetzer in the other semi-final.

Carlin met the Australian head-on in race one, forcing him up the circuit early before holding off a fast finish from Richardson, before Richardson responded by winning race two by a slim margin.

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