It’s hard to believe that Australia will again play host to a Commonwealth Games, only 12 years after Melbourne did so back in 2006. In that year the focus was on the likes of Craig Mottram (who went onto win silver, in 12.58.19, in one of the most magical 5000m races ever witnessed in Australia), Jana Pittman (gold in the 400m hurdles, one year before she won her second World Championship gold medal), John Steffensen (who went onto win gold in the 400m in a PB of 44.73s) and who could forget the joy in watching Kerryn McCann win gold in the women’s marathon in 2:30.54. In total, Australian athletes won 14 gold medals, including two gold from our star walker in Nathan Deakes.
In 2018 we will again be in for a special treat, especially with the likes of Sally Pearson, Dani Stevens, Dane Bird-Smith and Kurtis Marschall, just to name a few, who will be looking to take home gold from the Gold Coast. All we need to know now is who will be added to the final Australian team for this years Commonwealth Games – especially given there is a quota allocation awarded by the Commonwealth Games Association of 88 athletes.
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