Macquarie students win gold at Commonwealth Games


Macquarie University Sport Scholars have bagged two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

esther-qin-1_webMacquarie student Esther Qin (on right, with diving partner Georgia Sheehan) won a gold medal in the women’s three-metre board synchronised diving event. Esther also won a bronze medal in the women’s one-metre springboard final.

The gold was Esther’s second at a Commonwealth Games, having won the three-metre springboard event in Glasgow four years ago.

Tom Craig and the Kookaburras (the Australian men’s hockey team) continued their extraordinary 20-year Commonwealth Games gold medal streak with a punishing 2-0 win over New Zealand in the final.

Dominique Du Toit and the Women’s Rugby 7’s team won silver against New Zealand in an epic contest that had to go to extra time.

Lachlan Anderson (main image, left) and the Men’s Rugby 7’s team finished fifth following a 26-0 win over Scotland.

Congratulations also to Sport Scholar James Boyer who represented Australia at the games as a basketball referee.

Read more about Macquarie University’s elite sports scholarship program.





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  1. Such a shame not to have pictured all the medal winners and instead decided to make the main focus a male who didn’t win a medal.
    I understand taking part is a great achievement, but can’t help wondering why this image was chosen over the double medal winning female.

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