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Comm Games Catch Up: 31 January 2022

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

COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Commonwealth Games gold medal winning netballers Catherine Cox and Kimberlee Green have joined Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners led by Commonwealth Games alumni wheelchair racer Madison de Rozario in receiving 2022 Australia Day honours and swimmers.

 

 

The trio are joined by fellow Commonwealth Games gold medallists Rowan CrothersAriarne TitmusEmma McKeonBrianna Throssell and Gold Coast 2018 Team Members turned Tokyo Olympic gold medallists Kaylee McKeown and Zac Stubblety-Cook in receiving honours.

COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHAMPIONS AWARDED IN AUSTRALIA DAY HONOURS

Commonwealth Games gold medal winning netballers Catherine Cox and Kimberlee Green have joined Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic gold medal winners including two-time Gold Coast gold medallist Madison de Rozario in receiving 2022 Australia Day honours.

AUSSIE WOMEN WIN THIRD WORLD 7S GOLD

Aussie 7s women take the Seville 7s title with a comeback victory, while Aussie men finish with silver medal in strong showing.

The women reinforced their Rugby 7s dominance by winning their third world series event of the season in Spain after a brilliant 17-12 comeback win in the final over Ireland.

 

 

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While Aussie men finish with silver medal in a strong showing.

Aussie women win third world 7s gold

Aussie 7s women take the Seville 7s title with a comeback victory, while Aussie men finish with silver medal in strong showing.

TEAM MEMBER RETIREMENTS

Three-time Commonwealth Games medallists Rachael Lynch and four-time Commonwealth Games representative Lauren Boden have both called time on their illustrious career last week.

Rachael Lynch helped the Australian Hockeyroos to gold at the Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and silver at the Gold Coast 2018 Games.

While Lauren Boden debuted at the Melbourne 2006 Games when she was just 17-years-old.

She went on to compete at the Delhi 2010, Glasgow 2014 and most recently at the Gold Coast 2018 Games, where she competed in a rare triple, the women’s 400m hurdles, 4x400m relay and the long jump.

We wish Rachael and Lauren all the best in the next stage of their lives.

 

 

 

RAYNER, DAVIES WIN NATIONAL 10,000m TITLES

Jack Rayner has done it the hard way to finally win his first Australian 10,000m title at the seventh attempt.

Rayner, 26, and the battle-hardened and two-time Commonwealth Games representative David McNeill broke away from the leading pack in the closing stages of the race on a humid evening at Lakeside Stadium.

 

 

In the women’s race, Rose Davies made a flying start to what is shaping as a year full of possibilities by winning a second straight national 10,000m title.

The 22-year-old from Newcastle kicked clear of evergreen Eloise Wellings to win in 32:58.45.

RAYNER, DAVIES WIN NATIONAL 10,000M TITLES

The first national track and field champions of 2022 have been crowned, with Rose Davies and Jack Rayner clinching the Australian 10,000m titles.

AUSTRALIAN HOARE WINS WANAMAKER MILE

Rising Australian middle-distance star Olliver Hoare has smashed the Australian and Oceania indoor records with his winning effort in the prestigious Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games in New York.

Hoare celebrated his 25th birthday in style, powering off the final bend to clock a winning time of three minutes 50.83 seconds.

 

 

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Australian Hoare wins Wanamaker Mile

The impressive win for the rising star of Australian Athletics bodes well for a massive 2022 season.

CRISP WINS TWO BRONZE MEDALS AT THE OPEN WATER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Bianca Crisp, a proud Wiradjuri woman, is one of the inaugural recipients of the Ron Clarke Griffith Futures Scholarship.

The scholarship is funded by Commonwealth Games Australia, in partnership with Griffith University, and is a legacy of the partnership between the two organisations at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

 

 

Bianca said being awarded the scholarship was “life changing”.

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