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QUEENSLAND WINS BIG AT BIRMINGHAM

The Sunshine State’s athletes are returning home after representing the nation in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Our athletes put in a tremendous amount of hard work and determination on the part of athletes, coaches and officials, from the grassroots to the elite level.

If Queensland was its own country, we would be third out of 73 on the ladder!

  1. England 57 gold, 66 silver and 53 bronze.
  2. Australia 34, 28 silver and 31 bronze.
  3. Queensland 33 gold, 29 silver and 25 bronze.
  4. Canada 26 gold, 32 silver and 34 bronze.
  5. India 22 gold, 16 silver and 23 bronze.

A strong contingent of athletes from Brisbane resulted in a sweep of medals and stand-out performances, from the track and field, to the pool.

Here are some highlights.

Australia’s Matthew Denny competes in the men’s discus throw qualification. (Source:  Ben STANSALL / AFP via Getty Images)

Matthew Denny – Athletics – GOLD 

There was perhaps no athlete who made the Queensland athletics community more joyous than Matthew Denny. Denny has spent time at many Little Athletics’ clubs, whilst also coaching at many high schools throughout Brisbane. Generous with his time, Denny is held in the highest esteem by all. In winning the men’s discus – his maiden senior global title – Denny brought joy to all throughout the state.

His winning throw of 67.26 metres was a career-best, and a similar performance in Paris could result in an Olympic medal

 

Cedric Dubler – Athletics – BRONZE

Having registered his best performance at an Olympics or World Championships just the week prior at the World Titles in Eugene, Oregon, Dubler faced a tough task. 20 events in two weeks is a task rarely set for a decathlete. Dubler answered the challenge impressively, managing to claim a bronze medal for the second consecutive Commonwealth Games, while also scoring more points than in 2018.

 

Kesley-Lee Barber – Athletics – GOLD 

Kelsey-Lee Barber showed why she is the dual world champion in the women’s Javelin throw. Trailing compatriot McKenzie Little going into the last round, Barber produced a gold medal-winning throw to add the Commonwealth title to her growing resume.

Kelsey-Lee Barber. (Source: kelseyleebarber.com.au)

 

Ariarne Titmus – Swimming – 4 x Gold 

All eyes were on the 21-year-old swimming champion after her stellar performance at the Tokyo Olympics – and Ariarne Titmus continued to lap up the victories. Titmus won her fourth gold medal in the 400metre freestyle final – a unique feat of a triple freestyle win with record times. Overall, she took out her 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle race, as well as the Australian team’s 4x200m freestyle.

Ariarne Titmus. (Source: Commonwealth Games Australia)

 

Here’s a list of every Brisbane athlete at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games:

NAME  SPORT RESULT
ABBEY HARKIN SWIMMING
ANGELA YU BADMINTON
ARIARNE TITMUS SWIMMING 4 x GOLD
BETHANY MOONEY CRICKET GOLD
BILLY MCALLISTER BOXING  
BRONTE JOB SWIMMING  
CEDRIC DUBLER ATHLETICS BRONZE
CHERYL LINDFIELD LAWN BOWLS SILVER
DANIEL GOLUBOVIC ATHLETICS SILVER
ELIJAH WINNINGTON SWIMMING 3 x GOLD
ELIZABETH DEKKERS SWIMMING
EMILY BOYD DIVING
FELICITY CRADICK TRIATHLON
GEORGIA GODWIN GYMNASTICS ARTISTIC 2 x GOLD, 3 x SILVER
GEORGIA SHEEHAN DIVING
GERRARD GOSENS TRIATHLON
GRACE HARRIS CRICKET GOLD
GRETEL BUETA NETBALL GOLD
HELEN BOARDMAN LAWN BOWLS  
HENRY FRAYNE ATHLETICS  
HSUAN YU WENDY CHEN BADMINTON  
HARRISON VIG SWIMMING  
ISAAC COOPER SWIMMING  
IZAAC STUBBLETY-COOK SWIMMING 1 X GOLD, 2 X SILVER
JACK IRELAND SWIMMING BRONZE
JENNA FORRESTER SWIMMING
JESSICA JONASSEN CRICKET GOLD
JESSICA TURNBULL SQUASH  
JULIAN KONLE ATHLETICS  
KELSEY-LEE BARBER ATHLETICS GOLD
LIDIIA LAKOVLEVA GYMNASTICS SILVER
MADDISON KEENEY DIVING 2 x GOLD, SILVER
MARIAFE ARTACHO DEL SOLAR BEACH VOLLEYBALL SILVER
MATTHEW DENNY ATHLETICS GOLD
MIN HYUNG TABLE TENNIS 1 x SILVER, 1 x BRONZE
MITCHELL LARKIN SWIMMING 1 x GOLD, 1 x SILVER
NAA ANANG ATHLETICS
PETER DOHERTY LAWN BOWLS
RACHAEL GRINHAM SQUASH
RHYS DOWLING SQUASH
SAMU KEREVI RUGBY SEVENS
SAMUEL SHORT SWIMMING 1 x GOLD, 1 x SILVER
SHAYNA JACK SWIMMING 1xGOLD, 1xSILVER, 1xBRONZE
TALIQUA CLANCY BEACH VOLLEYBALL SILVER
WILLIAM MARTIN SWIMMING  

 

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