A golden moment reminiscent of Pat Cash’s finest moment at Wimbledon crowned Australia’s gold medal winning performance in the final of this afternoon’s Lawn Bowls Women’s Fours at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).
The moment of magic was delivered by current Bachelor of Business student and Bachelor of Journalism graduate Kelsey Cottrell when she headed for the stands immediately after a gripping 18-16 win over South Africa was confirmed.
She wanted to share the moment with baby Siena who came into the world only last August.
Kelsey was in scintillating form in the lead role for the Jackaroos and now adds a gold to the bronze she claimed at the Delhi Games in 2010 and the silver she won in Glasgow four years ago.
The win takes to 11 the number of gold medals won by members of Team Griffith during the first five days of GC2018.
Elsewhere today, in her fifth Games, Deborah Acason has narrowly missed out on another medal in the 90+kg category on the final day of weightlifting. The double degree graduate has finished in fourth place at the Carrara Sports Arena.
In the Optus Aquatic Pool, Emma McKeon has qualified for tonight’s final of the Women’s 200m Butterfly while Cameron McEvoy advanced to the semi-finals of the Men’s 50m Freestyle.
Bachelor of Sport Management student John Lane has been getting down to business on the first day of the Decathlon, while in shooting Paul Adams has just missed out on tonight’s final of the Men’s Skeet.