Bachelor of Exercise Science student Domonic Bedggood (above) has claimed a bronze medal in the Men’s Synchronised 10m Platform Final at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games today.
Diving alongside Australian teammate, Declan Stacey, the 23-year-old Southport local added to his previous Commonwealth Games gold in the same event at Glasgow four years ago. He next looks ahead to tonight’s Men’s Synchronised 3m Springboard Final when he dives alongside Matthew Carter before taking on the Men’s 10m Platform tomorrow.
Australia has opened its Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens campaign with a 34-5 win over Wales this afternoon. Bachelor of Education graduate Shannon Parry co-captained the host team at Robina Stadium. Next up is a game against England tonight (8.17pm), before tomorrow brings a tussle with Fiji (7.21pm).
Drama on the track
Despite a strong run in his Games debut, Griffith alumnus Murray Goodwin has missed out on an athletics final after a dramatic afternoon at the track. The Australian team was disqualified from tonight’s final after a mistake by anchor Steve Solomon during the final changeover. Murray, a Bachelor of Secondary Education graduate from Griffith, ran a solid first leg to have Australia in the running and the team looked to have qualified in third place before the disqualification drama unfolded.
It means in-form Bachelor of Business student, Matt Denny, is the only Team Griffith athlete in action at Carrara Stadium tonight when he bids for another GC2018 medal in the final of the Men’s Discus which starts at 7.45pm.
At Oxenford Studios tonight Bachelor of Public Relations and Communication student Skye Nicolson will be up against Canadian Sabrina Aubin-Boucher in the boxing as she bids for a place in tomorrow’s final of the Women’s 57kg category at 6.47pm. Skye is already assured of a bronze medal.
Team Griffith now holds 17 gold, four silver and nine bronze medals from GC2018.
Current Students: Matthew Hauser (triathlon), Madison de Rozario (wheelchair athletics), Domonic Bedggood (diving), Tejaswinin Williamson (diving), Jesse Wagstaf (basketball), Brandon Wakeling (weightlifting), Stephanie Morton (cycling), Sara Tait (para triathlon), Jessica Ashwood (swimming), Georgia Bohl (swimming), Shayna Jack (swimming), Cameron McEvoy (swimming), Emma McKeon (swimming), Kiah Melverton (swimming), Leiston Pickett (swimming), Zac Stubblety-Cook (swimming), Matthew Denny (athletics), Riley Day (athletics), Liam Hunter (swimming), Skye Nicolson (boxing), John Lane (decathlon), Kelsey Cottrell (lawn bowls), Paul Adams (shooting), Georgina Friedrichs (rugby sevens).
Alumni: Michael Shelley (marathon), Shannon Parry (rugby sevens), Ash Gentle (triathlon), Deborah Acason (weightlifting), Katrin Garfoot (cycling), Chloe Hosking (cycling), Jake Fehlberg (lawn bowls, vision impaired), Tegan Napper (weightlifting), Murray Goodwin (athletics), Jordyn Holzberger (hockey), Sam Seghers (swimming), Michael Hosking (athletics).
Staff: Andrea Hams (weightlifting), Michael Bohl (swimming, coach).
Griffith Swimming Club: Madeline Groves, Grant Irvine, David McKeon.