JARROD BANNISTER – COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST DIES AGED 33

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Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jarrod Bannister, 33, has died suddenly overnight in the Netherlands.

Bannister, who competed at our last home Games in Melbourne 2006 and won gold for Australia at Dehli 2010, had been living in Holland with his girlfriend.

The 33-year-old currently holds the Australian record in javelin with a throw of 89.02, set in Brisbane in 2008.

Bannister was a well respected and much loved athlete among his peers, many of who paid tribute to him via social media.

“On behalf of Commonwealth Games Australia, I offer our sincere condolences to Jarrod’s family, friends and the broader athletics community at this awful time.” said Commonwealth Games Australia CEO, Craig Phillips.

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