The 2014 Commonwealth Games have drawn to a close with Australia proudly positioned 2nd on the medal tally. Griffith students and alumni have finished with 10 gold, five silver and seven bronze which would see Team Griffith placed 10th on the tally board if Griffith was a nation.
Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor has applauded the efforts of Team Griffith.
“I am enormously proud of the sporting and personal achievements of all the Griffith students and alumni who competed in the Glasgow Games,” Professor O’Connor said.
“Now, as the focus shifts to the Gold Coast in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, I am greatly looking forward to seeing Griffith students take on the world right here at home.
“Staging the Games will also provide an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Queensland and the Gold Coast in particular as a powerhouse of health research, education, business innovation and the arts. It will change the Gold Coast forever.”
Today saw the closing ceremony at Glasgow and the official handover of the games to the Gold Coast. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will commence on the 4th April 2018.
In a stunning international swimming debut, Emma McKeon became the leading Australian medal winner claiming 6 medals: 4 Gold and 2 bronze.
This also places Emma 2nd on the overall games tally behind Canadian gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko.
Gold 200m free
Women’s 4 x 100m relay
Women’s 200m relay
Women’s 4 x 100m medley relay
Bronze – 100m free
Gold 4 x100m relay; 4 x 200m relay.
Silver: men’s 50m free; 100m free; 200m free and 4 x 100m medley relay
Gold 4 x 100m medley; 4 x200m relay
Bronze: 50m fly
Leiston Pickett: Gold 50m breaststroke and 5th in 100m breaststroke
Taylor McKeown: Gold 200m breaststroke
Chris Wright: 8th in 50m & 100m fly
Linda Leverton: 5th in triple jump
Ashleigh Gentle: 9th in women’s triathlon
Edward McKendry: gold 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 100m medley
Hannah Joye: 6th High jump
Kelsey Cottrell: Silver in women’s triples lawn bowls
Chloe Hosking: 26th Women’s road race
Renae Hallinan: Gold – Netball
Michael Shelley: Gold men’s marathon
Brandie O’Connor: bronze in Paracyling tandem sprint and bronze in Paracycling tandem 1000m
Paul Kennedy: bronze in Paracycling tandem sprint
Katrin Garfoot: bronze in cycling time trial
Tegan Napper: 4th 48kg weightlifting
Deborah Ascon: 4th +75kg weightlifting
Nik Bojic: 12th Men’s High Jump
Craig Burns: 6th Men’s 4 x 400m relay
Dylan Grant: 6th Men’s 4 x 400m relay