Griffith’s Commonwealth Games athletes are off to a shining start in Glasgow with Emma McKeon winning two gold medals in the pool overnight.
The 20 year old Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion student took out the 200m freestyle event in a Commonwealth Games record time of 1:55.57.
Not content with that, Emma then backed up the win by smashing the world record in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay along with Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell and Melanie Schlanger. As a heat swimmer in the 4x100m relay, Bachelor of Business student Brittany Elmslie also received a gold medal.
Emma is set to make a further splash at Glasgow after qualifying fourth fastest for tonight’s 100m butterfly event.
In other first day news, Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion student Ashleigh Gentle finished ninth in the women’s triathlon, Brandie O’Connor won bronze in the paracycling tandem sprint and Tegan Napper just missed out on a medal when she finished fourth in the 48kg weightlifting event.
“Emma McKeon has set the pace and our other swimmers will thrive from it.”