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Matt Hauser has won Australia's first medal of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, taking bronze in the triathlon.
The 24-year-old Queenslander just failed to overtake New Zealander Hayden Wilde at the finish as England's Alex Yee won the gold medal.
Wilde had to serve a 10-second penalty immediately before the finish for undoing his helmet too early in the bike-run transition, but he had enough time up his sleeve to hold off Hauser.
Yee won the 750m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run race at Sutton Park, north of Birmingham, in 50 minutes 34 seconds.
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Wilde was 13 seconds off the pace and Hauser was a further three seconds back, while Australian Gold Coast silver medallist Jake Birtwhistle was 32 seconds behind Yee in fourth.
It was Hauser's second Commonwealth Games medal, after he won gold as a member of the mixed triathlon relay team at the Gold Coast Games and was also fourth in the individual race.
Yee and Hauser ran themselves onto the podium, emerging from a chase pack on the bike in perfect conditions.
Hauser took the early lead in the open water swim and was sixth out of the water, immediately behind leader Tayler Reid of New Zealand.
But the Australian slipped to 10th in transition and was among those to miss the bus as Wilde, Reid and South African Jamie Riddle quickly took control on the 20km bike.
By the second of four 5km loops, the three leaders had a decisive break of 21 seconds over the chase group of 15 that included Hauser, Yee and Birtwhistle.
The chase group was able to chop seven seconds out of the gap by the bike-run transition, putting them within striking distance.
Hauser was third of the chasers out of transition, putting himself in the hunt, and Birtwhistle was eighth.
As Wilde took the lead by himself, Yee made a massive surge to be only seven seconds off the gold medal after the first of two 2.5km run laps.
In his Games debut, Australian Brandon Copeland finished 22nd at 3:46.
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