Highlights From The Commonwealth Games

April 16, 2018

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Relive some of the games most incredible moments from our Australian teams as we dominated events across the board. Making this home ground Commonwealth Games our most successful one yet.

Highlights from the games included:

Tia-Clair Toomey’s inspiring win in the women’s 58kg weightlifting event, where the CrossFit champion won gold for her cousin who passed away in a car accident a week prior to the games.

We had backstroker Mitch Larkin claim gold in five events and 17 year old Ariarne Titmus took the top spot for the 400m and 800m freestyle events along with gaining another gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

We had the redemption of Cate Campbell after her disappointing campaign at the Rio Olympics, taking home gold in the 50m freestyle and 50m butterfly as well as the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Para athlete Lakeisha Patterson won two gold in the S8 and S9 50m and 100m freestyle events at only 19 years old. While para athlete Timothy Disken also scored two golds in the men’s S9 and SB8 100m freestyle and 100m breaststroke.

Australia dominated the 20km Race Walk with Dane Bird-Smith and Jemima Montag both claiming gold.

Cricketer Mitchell Starc’s younger brother Brandon took out gold in the high jump proving that he can stand on his own as an athlete without his brother’s famous shadow.

Evan O’Hanlon won crowds with just his moustache but ended up taking the top spot in the T38 100m. He gave it all he had as he collapsed at the end of the race.

Aussie Javelin throwers Kathryn Mitchell and Kelsey-Lee Roberts took out gold and silver with Kathryn breaking the games record on her very first throw.

Christopher Remkes broke a 24-year Commonwealth Games vault drought for Australia, gaining gold in the event.

Cyclist Stephanie Morton had an incredible run at the Anna Meares Velodrome taking out three gold and a silver.

Our mixed team relay Triathlon team scored gold and we managed to take out the top spots in both the men’s and women’s individual time trial for the road cycling.

Our women’s fours and mixed B2/B3 pairs in lawn bowls also both grabbed gold.

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