The 2014 Commonwealth Games have drawn to a close with Australia proudly positioned 2nd on the medal tally. Griffith students and alumni have finished with 10 gold, five silver and seven bronze which would see Team Griffith placed 10th on the tally board if Griffith was a nation.
Vice Chancellor and President of Griffith University, Professor Ian O’Connor has applauded the efforts of Team Griffith.
“I am enormously proud of the sporting and personal achievements of all the Griffith students and alumni who competed in the Glasgow Games,” Professor O’Connor said.
“Now, as the focus shifts to the Gold Coast in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games, I am greatly looking forward to seeing Griffith students take on the world right here at home.
“Staging the Games will also provide an unprecedented opportunity to showcase Queensland and the Gold Coast in particular as a powerhouse of health research, education, business innovation and the arts. It will change the Gold Coast forever.”
Today saw the closing ceremony at Glasgow and the official handover of the games to the Gold Coast. The 2018 Commonwealth Games will commence on the 4th April 2018.
In a stunning international swimming debut, Emma McKeon became the leading Australian medal winner claiming 6 medals: 4 Gold and 2 bronze.
This also places Emma 2nd on the overall games tally behind Canadian gymnast Patricia Bezzoubenko.