If Griffith University were a country, it would be running fourth on the medal tally at the moment in Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
Griffith students and alumni have received nine gold medals, a silver and two bronze between them. They all contribute, of course, to Australia’s run to the top of the Glasgow medals table, but looked at as Team Griffith, they would trail only their own country, England and Scotland.
Cameron McEvoy (Bachelor of Science) was part of the gold-medal 4x100m freestyle team and won silver in the 200m individual freestyle.
Brittany Elmslie (Bachelor of Business) won gold alongside teammate Emma in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay and also receives another precious gold medal for swimming the heats that lead to the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay win.
Commerce graduate Brandie O’Connor won bronze in the paracycling tandem sprint.
Chris Wright (Bachelor of Environmental Design) made the final of the 50m butterfly and Ashleigh Gentle (Bachelor of Public Health and Health promotion) finished ninth in the women’s triathlon
Kelsey Cottrell (Bachelor of Journalism) made the quarter finals of the women’s singles lawn bowls and Science graduate Tegan Napper just missed out on a medal when she finished fourth in the 48kg weightlifting event.
Medal tally rankings are based on the number of gold medals. In total number of medals “Team Griffith” would be ninth among the Commonwealth nations at this stage.
Griffith Business graduate and Commonwealth Games marathon gold medal winner Michael Shelley Photo: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images