Commonwealth Games: Australian Divers win Gold Medal

Australia’s continued its dominant form in the pool, with the Aussie pairing of Georgia Sheehan and Esther Qin taking the top spot in the Women’s  Synchronised 3m Springboard.

The performance follows the Australian Swimming team’s success, winning a flurry of Gold Medals to start Australia’s Commonwealth Games campaign.

Sheehan said it was a shock when she found out they won the event.


“It’s absolutely awesome, it’s surreal, (it’s)  still sinking in and (we’re) soaking it up so it’s very exciting for us,” she said.

The 18-year-old says it was testing conditions at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, with gusty winds and technical problems.

“At the end of the day everyone’s in the same boat,” she said.

“They’re the same conditions (for all) so it’s really just who can deal with it the best today and that just happened to be us, which is really exciting.”

The pairing of Sheehan and Qin were a surprise to win the synchronised dive, with the much more experienced duo of Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith expected to take out the event.

Keeny and Smith led the competition until the last round but recorded a no-dive on their final attempt.