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Patrick Rebakis
Apr 10, 2018

ACU Commonwealth Games Update

Apr 10, 2018 by Patrick Rebakis

ACU’s elite student athletes have taken out an impressive seven medals at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast! Leading the way was Clyde Lewis who took out the double Gold in the Men’s 400m and 200m Individual Medley in two tight finishes.

Georgia-Rose Brown doubled up in Artistic Gymnastics earning silver in the Women’s balance beam and bronze in the Women’s team final. Ellie Cole was also impressive in the pool in the Women’s S9 division earning a silver in the 100m Backstroke and bronze in the 100m Freestyle.

Brandon Starc has raised the bar and made it through to the Men’s High Jump final. Alumni Rachel Lynch also starred earning player of the match in Australia’s Women’s hockey team after some amazing saves as goal keeper. 

The 20 year old, Alexandra Hulley, claimed silver in a strong performance in the Women’s Hammer Throw. While Kyle Cranston fought hard in the Decathlon to secure fifth place. 

Keep an eye out for these ACU athletes who are yet to compete:

  • Naa Anang – Long Jump Wednesday 11 April 7:00pm to 10:15pm.
  • Alysha Burnett – Heptathlon - Thursday 12 April, 10:00am -1:45pm
  • Demi Hayes and Emma Tonegato - Women’s Rugby 7’s Friday 13 April 5:37pm and 8:17pm.
  • Anna Rose Keating and Anabelle Smith - Women’s Diving Wednesday 11 April 9:29pm and Saturday 14 April 10:07

ACU is excited to see these amazing EAPP student athletes in action… tune in to cheer them on at the Commonwealth Games.  

The EAPP provides academic and financial support for elite student athletes while competing in high performance sport. The EAPP continues to foster a holistic and positive future for elite athletes and performers in both sport and a vocational careers.  More information on the EAPP can be found here.

Photo credit:  Australian Dolphins Swim Team / Swimming Australia