Australia is a fantastic sporting nation, and the best of our amazing athletes will begin competing at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham on Friday night.
From the 29th of July to the 9th of August, more than 420 elite Australian athletes will compete across all 21 sporting disciplines wearing the Green and Gold.
Coast MP Andrew Wallace congratulated local athletes on achieving the
impressive feat of being selected to compete in the Commonwealth Games.
Fisher electorate athletes include Hannah Dodd (wheelchair basketball), Cara
Koenen (netball), Katja Dedekind (swimming), Braedan Jason (swimming), Kaylee
McKeown (swimming), Taylor McKeown (swimming), Alexandria Perkins (swimming),
Liam Schluter (swimming), Ruby Storm (swimming), Brianna Throssell (swimming),
and Joshua Yong (swimming).
is a great honour that my electorate has 11 representatives at the 2022
Commonwealth Games,” Mr Wallace said. “I encourage everyone to support our
amazing Australian athletes.”
at the Commonwealth Games is fully integrated into the program and para-sport
medals count in a nation’s medal tally.
excited to see our para-athletes shine in Birmingham and the inclusive approach
the Commonwealth Games takes.”
Minister for Sport Anne Ruston encouraged Australians to show their support by
interacting on social media using #BeBoldinGold.
“I have no doubt Australians right across the
country will be cheering on our athletes and even becoming inspired to take up
a new sport,” Ms Ruston said.
representation at the 2022 Commonwealth Games is a credit to all of the
coaches, support staff, families and importantly local communities who support
our athletes to train and prepare for events on the world stage. I’m excited to
soon be watching our Athletes make us proud to be Australians.”
more information about our amazing athletes, and to keep up to date with their
achievements, visit Home of the Birmingham 2022