Newsletter item – Tasmanian Institute of Sport, 28 July 2022
The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games is about to get under way. Eddie Ockenden, Kookaburras co-captain, making his fourth Commonwealth Games appearance, has been awarded the privilege along with squash athlete Rachael Grinham to co-carry the Australian flag at the Opening Ceremony.
The Commonwealth Games 2022 opening ceremony will begin on Friday at 05:00 AEST.
Friday 29 July is the first day of competition for Tasmanian athletes with Jake Birtwhistle (triathlon), Ariarne Titmus (swimming) and Georgia Baker & Josh Duffy (cycling) leading the way.
Tasmanian athletes will be competing across all days of Commonwealth Games competition until the closing ceremony on 8 August.
Making their Commonwealth Games’ debuts will be:
Jacob Despard – Athletics
Josh Duffy – Cycling – Track
Sam Fox – Cycling – MTB & Road
Emily Meaney – Diving
Jacob Templeton – Para-Swimming
Erica Burleigh – Para-Triathlon
Hayden Armstrong – Para Triathlon (guide for Gerrard Gosens)
Appearing at their second Games will be:
Jack Hale – Athletics
Stewart McSweyn – Athletics
Georgia Baker – Cycling – Track & Road
Rebecca Van Asch – Lawn Bowls
Jake Birtwhistle – Triathlon
Ariarne Titmus – Swimming
Tasmanian based cricketer Nicola Carey will also make her Commonwealth Games Debut in the Women’s T20 Cricket.
We wish all of our Tasmanian athletes all of the very best for the Games.
Birmingham Commonwealth Games: www.birmingham2022.com
Commonwealth Games – Australia: www.