POGO’s Commonwealth Games Wrap Up

 In Elite Athletes, News

Congratulations to our athletes who recently competed in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

There were some exceptional performances. Most notably was that all POGO athletes performed to their best efforts on the day and left nothing behind.

Congratulations to the following POGO regularly visiting athletes. The results were:

  • Emma Moffatt. Emma claimed a Bronze medal in the Triathlon Teams Relay as part of the Australian Team. Emma finished 7th in the Women’s individual Olympic Distance Triathlon. Whilst Emma was happy to have finished in the top 10 Emma has now shifted her focus to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games where she is aiming to return to the podium and Olympic dias.

  • Jordan Harrison. Jordan finished 7th in the 400m freestyle final and an agonisingly close fourth in his pet event the 1500m freestyle. Jordan was touched out in a sprint finish for the bronze medal by a fast finishing Welsh swimmer who pipped Jordan by just 0.3 second. Jordan’s comeback marked a great return to competitive swimming after fracturing his wrist following the 2013 World Swimming Championships.

  • Matt Levings. Matt performed admirably in his pet event the 1500m freestyle on his first Commonwealth Games Team. Matt narrowly missed qualifying for the highly competitive final posting what was almost a PB swim.

POGO’s Papua New Guinea athletes also performed admirably.

  • Bettu Burua.  Betty finished 5th in her heat of the 400m, and 6th in the final of the 4x400m relay.

  • Toea Wisil. Toea finished 3rd in her second round heat of the 100m sprint. Toea then went on to finish 4th in her second round heat of the 200m sprint. Toea was then part of the 4x400m relay team that finished 6th in the final.

Congratulations also to former and ‘casual’ POGO athletes who at some stage in their preparation popped in to see. They were some incredible results:

  • Cameron McEvoy. 6 times medallist (4 silvers and 2 golds) across the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, and respective relay teams.

  • Leiston Picket. Gold in the 50m breastroke.

  • Maddie Groves. Bronze in the 200m butterfly, gold in the 4×200 freestyle relay team.

We wish all athletes all the very best for their preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and for those who are competing on the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Thank you for letting us be part of your success stories!

The incredibly proud POGO team.

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