Australian Trio’s Sportsmanship Recognised


An act of sportsmanship from Australian distance running trio Celia Sullohern, Eloise Wellings and Madeline Hills during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has been recognised as one of the Laureus Sporting Moments of the Month.

Competing in the 10,000m event at Carrara Stadium, the trio waited more than four minutes after finishing their race to cheer on and embrace the final runner in the field, Lesotho’s Lineo Chaka.

The moment remains one the most enduring from the spectacular two weeks of competition at Gold Coast 2018 and the image of the three Australian’s embracing the African runner, one of the Games’ most widely shared.

Speaking after the race on April 9, Celia Sullohern said of the gesture:

“We’re there for each other and we’re all out there having a go.

“It was lovely to stand there and show what I hope was a bit of Aussie sportsmanship.”

Voting is now open at, with the monthly winner in contention to become the Laureus Sporting Moment of the Year.



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