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Australian Athletes in front of the Sydney Cricket Ground Members Stand

With just 125 days to go until the Birmingham Games, we caught up with some of Australia’s best athletes who are targeting the upcoming Games.

 

Four years after Nicola McDermott medalled on debut at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, the star high jumper is eyeing Birmingham as her opportunity to “go down in history”.

On Friday, just over four months out from the start of the 2022 Games, McDermott was among the athletes present at the SCG as part of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

MCDERMOTT EYES HISTORY IN BIRMINGHAM

The Gold Coast bronze medallist and Tokyo Olympic silver medallist has now turned her focus to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Australian Paralympic great Ellie Cole aims to cap her stellar swimming career with an elusive Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The 30-year-old will aim to compete at her third Games this year in Birmingham before retirement.

COLE AIMING FOR ELUSIVE COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD

The four-time Commonwealth Games medallist is ready for her self-described splash and dash in Birmingham.

As a teenage rookie just competing at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games was enough for Riley Day, but four years later the Australian sprinter’s goals have shifted significantly.

Day will head to her second Games in Birmingham this July with medals her only ambition, following her personal-best display in the 200m semi-finals at last year’s Olympics in Tokyo.

In a highly competitive field, the 21-year-old ran 22.56 in a performance that garnered her national attention and also qualified her for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

MEDAL AMBITION DRIVING DAY TO BIRMINGHAM

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games sprinter captured Australian hearts at the Tokyo Olympics but now wants more in Birmingham.

Four years after claiming Commonwealth Games gold for Fiji, weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana is raring for the chance to repeat the feat for Australia.

Cikamatana triumphed in the women’s 90kg on the Gold Coast as an 18-year-old, then switched to competing for Australia, becoming a citizen in 2019 via a distinguished talent visa.

Ineligible to compete in green and gold at the Tokyo Olympics after her switch, she has her sights set on making her mark at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham starting on July 28.

CIKAMATANA EYES COMMONWEALTH GAMES GOLD FOR AUSTRALIA

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has now targeted the Birmingham Commonwealth Games to mark her mark in the green and gold.

Eleanor Patterson has made the leap from a dark place to the podium at a world championships and it’s made her feel like an athlete reborn.

When the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist achieved her high jump holy grail of a two-metre clearance en route to winning silver at the world indoor championships on Saturday, the Leongatha leaper couldn’t help but reflect on a remarkable roller-coaster journey.

PATTERSON’S LEAP FROM DARK PLACE TO GLORY

The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist continues her sterling 2022 season with silver at the world indoor championships.

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place from 28 July to 8 August 2022.

To be in the stands in Birmingham supporting the Australian Team, for the first time Australian families and fans will be able to access group tickets for all events at the Commonwealth Games.

The Family & Fans Tour ensures Australian families and fans can sit and cheer together, stay together and play together at the Birmingham Games.

Tour packages are available; however, numbers are limited.

Bookings are now open, learn more about the Family & Fans Tour below.

BIRMINGHAM 2022 FAMILY & FANS TOUR

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