Coast gets golden at the Games

As the city recovers from an absolutely spectacular event (closing ceremony aside), we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the medals that will be remaining in our Golden City. This list is based on athlete bio information that was available at the time and may not include athletes who were members of Australian teams who won matches, and may not take into account those who have left the Gold Coast and moved elsewhere.

Artistic Gymnastics

We had two amazing female artistic gymnasts who competed both individually and in the Australian Women’s team which won Bronze overall. Georgia Godwin also took out the Silver in Women’s Individual All-round and Bronze in Women’s Uneven Bars, while Georgia Rose-Brown won Silver in Women’s balance beam.

Athletics

An absolutely epic effort by Gold Coaster Michael Shelley saw him take home Gold in the Men’s Marathon while Dani Stevens saw Gold in the Women’s Discus Throw.

Boxing

Yatala resident Skye Nicholson defeated Northern Ireland’s Michaela Walsh by split decision to bring home the Gold in the final Women’s 57kg match.

Cycling – Track

Katrin Garfoot was our own Gold Coaster to take a medal in the Cycling, winning Gold in the Women’s Individual time trial.

Diving

Domonic Bedggood put on a crazy good show throughout the diving, winning Gold Men’s 10m Platform in a nail biting fight with Matt Dixon from England, and Bronze in the Men’s 10m Synchronised Platform.

Hockey

Our men’s and women’s Hockey teams both medalled, with Dylan Wotherspoon getting to wear the Gold in Men’s Hockey, and locals Gabrielle Nance and Savannah Fitzpatrick claiming Silver in the Women’s Hockey.

Lawn Bowls

Lawn Bowls saw quite a few Gold Coasters on the green. Aron Sherriff nabbed a twofer with Silver in Men’s Triples and Silver in Men’s Fours, while Brett Wilkie got Silver in Men’s Fours. Jake Fehlberg proudly wore the Gold for the Mixed B2/B3 Pairs, and Kelsey Cottrell also struck Gold in the Women’s Fours, while Nathan Rice also doubled up with Silver in Men’s Triples and Silver in Men’s Fours.

Swimming

It would seem that Butterfly is our City’s stroke, with Emma McKeon winning Gold in the Women’s 100m and Bronze in the Women’s 200m Butterfly, with other butterfly winners including David Morgan (Silver, Men’s 200m), Madeline Groves (Silver Women’s 100m, Bronze Women’s 50m), Laura Taylor (Silver, Women’s 200m) and Grant Irvine (Bronze, Men’s 100m). Our share of the swimming spoils continued with a Silver in Men’s Backstroke for Ben Treffers, Bronze in Men’s Freestyle for Cam McEvoy, Bronze in Women’s 100m Breaststroke for Georgia Bohl, Bronze in Women’s 50m Breaststroke for Leison Pickett, and Bronze in the Women’s 800m Freestyle for Kiah Melverton.

Triathlon

Our PTWC superstars Bill Chaffey and Nic Beveridge took home Bronze and Silver respectively in the Men’s competition.

Know of any Gold Coast athletes we missed? Feel free to let us know at cultural@blankgc.com.au

IMAGE (c) Danny Santangelo

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