Aussie weightlifter Kyle Bruce was in tears after he had the gold medal taken off him following a controversial review.
It appeared Bruce had set a new Commonwealth record in the 81kg category with a lift that was given the all-clear by all three judges.
However, on slow-motion review, officials judged that Bruce’s arms did not fully extend.
The ruling saw him relegated to the silver medal.
England’s Chris Murray eventually set a new Games record after lifting 325kg from his snatch and clean and Jerk lifts.
Bruce looked absolutely shattered as the decision was announced and was seen being consoled by a member of the Australian team.
He was also in tears when interviewed by Channel 7 as he spoke about wanting to do his father proud.
Bruce wears his father’s compression top every time he competes following his dad’s death in 2015.
“It got overruled for a press out, I haven’t seen the video so I’m not sure but sometimes it’s just how the sport goes and congratulations to Chris on winning it. He was the good lifter on the day and I just got a bit unlucky there.”
He said he was “devastated”.
“My only focus and goal coming into these Games was winning that gold medal for Australia and coming away with that silver. Not going to lie, is quite disappointing. I set my standards very high but that’s just how sport goes sometimes and I’ll be ready for 2026 and I’ll come back and have some redemption I think.”
He was briefly overcome with emotion and needed several moments to compose himself when speaking of his dad.
“My dad actually passed away in 2015 and I just wear his shirt because… so he’s always there with me,” he said after a long pause.
“Just so he’s always there for me. This one’s for him.”
The commentators on Channel 7 were heartbroken for him.
“Oh no. He got the three green lights and now the jury has had another look at that and decided that is a no lift,” one commentator said.
“A tragedy for Kyle Bruce. He goes back to the silver medal position. The silver that he won four years ago.
“There’s tears backstage.
“What about the emotion? Then this man (Murray) has got to come out and try and steal it.”
When cutting away from the action to move to the netball, Sevens host Mel McLaughlin described the result as “heartbreaking”.
Aussie netball legend Cox summed it up perfectly: “Sport is horrible. It is also good in the same package.”