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COMM GAMES CATCH UP: 14 FEBRUARY 2022

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Catch up on all the happenings in Commonwealth Sport as we approach the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

EMERGING ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – SUNDAY ARYANG

Diamonds defender Sunday Aryang is the inaugural winner of the emerging athlete of the month award.

Over the course of 2022, a young athlete will be honoured each month, receiving a $500 gift voucher to go towards their training expenses and go into the running to earn the title of Emerging Athlete of the Year, winning a $5000 scholarship grant from Commonwealth Games Australia.

 

 

The CGA Emerging Athlete of the Year Award celebrates the next generation of Australian sport stars who are on track to make their multi-sport debut at the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and those may make an impact for Australia at major sport events later in the year and beyond.

EMERGING ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – SUNDAY ARYANG

The Australian Diamonds rising star is the inaugural Commonwealth Games Australia emerging athlete of the month, a new award to celebrate the important role the Commonwealth Games has in an athlete’s sporting journey.

MONTAG BREAKS AUSTRALIA’S 20KM WALK RECORD

Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jemima Montag has broken a long-standing Australian record in the 20km walk.

Montag has eclipsed three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Jane Saville’s record set in 2004 with a stunning performance at the Oceania and Australian 20km race walking championships.

MONTAG BREAKS AUSTRALIA’S 20KM WALK RECORD

The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medallist begins 2022 with a bang, as she sets her sights on the Birmingham Games.

Recently Commonwealth Games Australia financially supported Athletics Australia to host a camp for Australia’s elite race walkers through the Green2Gold2Great program.

The Green2Gold2Great funding program supports bespoke Member Sport activities to help achieve Australia’s aspiration of being the No.1 nation at the Games next year.

The Green2Gold2Great funding is part of the $13 million funding package announced by Commonwealth Games Australia in April 2019.

 

 

SAM VON EINEM READY TO CHALLENGE FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES SPOT

 

Two-time Paralympic silver medallist Sam Von Einem is looking to become the second ever Australian Para-Table Tennis athlete to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in the table tennis able-bodied competition.

The only other Para-Table Tennis athlete to have represented Australia at the Commonwealth Games is Melissa Tapper at the Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

SAM VON EINEM READY TO CHALLENGE FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES SPOT

The two-time Paralympic silver medallist is looking to qualify for the able-bodied Commonwealth Games Australia Table Tennis team and make history in Birmingham.

BASSETT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

After an illustrious international and national league career, former captain, Commonwealth Games gold medallist and two-time World Champion Caitlin Bassett has announced her retirement.

Bassett, 33, represented her country as Diamond #150 on 102 occasions, debuting against England in Newcastle in 2008.

The former Australian captain’s career highlights include gold at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, silver at the Gold Coast 2018 Games and two Netball World Cup victories (2011 and 2015).

 

 

Commonwealth Games Australia wishes Caitlin all the best in the next stage of her life.

BASSETT ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

After an illustrious international and national league career, former captain, Commonwealth Games gold medallist and two-time World Champion Caitlin Bassett has announced her retirement.

PROGRAM LEADS ANNOUNCED FOR WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAMS WITH A FOCUS ON BIRMINGHAM GAMES

 

The Basketball Australia Rollers, Gliders and 3×3 para programs are preparing for a busy 2022 schedule, with several training and selection camps on the cards ahead of upcoming international events, including the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, the World Cup Asia/Oceania qualifiers, and the World Cup all taking place within the year all around the world.

For the first time, 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball will make its Commonwealth Games debut at Birmingham.

To coincide with the momentous debut of the exciting sport, Basketball Australia have appointed its first 3×3 wheelchair program lead in Nick Such.

PROGRAM LEADS ANNOUNCED FOR WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL TEAMS WITH A FOCUS ON BIRMINGHAM GAMES

The Australian national men’s and women’s wheelchair teams have appointed their program leads who will head their jam-packed 2022 campaigns.

BROWNING, BOL WIN TRACK SEASON OPENERS

 

The Athletics Australia stars kick off their massive 2022 campaigns with victories as they set sights on Birmingham Games.

BROWNING, BOL WIN TRACK SEASON OPENERS

The Athletics Australia stars kick off their massive 2022 campaigns with victories as they set sights on Birmingham Games.

JUDO AUSTRALIA STARS WINNING BRONZE IN SARAJEVO

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 and Australia’s judokas, 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

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is coming – and you could be there to witness history in the making.

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