"A few more years (towards Tokyo) is going to be hard to stay up in the top end but the depth in Australian cycling is fantastic, the culture is incredible and I'm so proud to be part of the team, and hopefully in the next few years we can step up again and show the world what our country is all about".
"In training I've been hitting it every time so I just need to think about what I changed in competition compared to training. and believe in myself".
Manly said the gold medal made for a dream debut.
"To be able to participate at the Games is fantastic", the British-born world number 477 said at Gold Coast, where he will compete in singles and doubles.
England won the men's team gymnastics and two swimming gold medals through Aimee Willmott and James Wilby, who upset Scottish favourites Hannah Miley and Ross Murdoch.But there was also controversy in the pool when defending champion Ben Proud of England was disqualified from the men's 50m butterfly heats for a false start.
"It's nice to have a medal but I want gold".
Stephanie Morton and Kaarle McCulloch showed Australian women's sprinting is in good hands by winning gold in the team sprint.
Cate Campbell, whose tempo seemed to increase with the decibels as the 10,000-strong crowd willed her to the world record, then produced a flying final leg of 51.00 seconds.
"We went out there and gave it our best and super stoked to be on the podium".
The Australian cycling team went to the Olympics two years ago aiming to win at least three golds, but they returned home with none and instead it was Britain who dominated.
"I guess the comp's (only one day away) so we don't have a lot of time to fix it".
The team of Alex Manly, Annette Edmondson, Amy Cure and Ashlee Ankudinoff overlapped New Zealand.