Australian Commonwealth Games – How are the Athletes Preparing for It?

With only three months left for the Australian Commonwealth Games, participating athletes are already gearing up their preparations for the international sporting event that will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

One of the athletes who is training hard for the this year’s Australian Commonwealth Games also known as Gold Coast 2018 is 26-year old long distance runner Robbie Simpson from Banchory, Scotland. To prepare for the event, he joined Corrida Internationale De Houilles 10km in Paris on Hogmanay and the Lumphanan Detox 10km in Scotland. He will be training in Alicante, Spain along with other runners and then compete in the Media Villa de Getafe half marathon scheduled at the end of January.

Canadian Kyllie Masse will be the focus of the spotlight at the women’s swimming event in Gold Coast 2018. Masse just broke the 100m backstroke record and won the gold medal at the FINA World Championship held in Budapest in July last year. Masse is currently training hard along with her teammates for Gold Coast 2018. Her recent victories have greatly boosted her confidence. Just a year before the event in Budapest, the Canadian women’s swimming team won 6 medals in the same event held in Rio.

Kenyan athletes are very excited to join Gold Coast. This year, the African country is set to send 132 athletes, 65 of which will compete in track and field. Apart from training hard for the past years, the athletes, together with their coaches, have also launched a fund-raising campaign to help in the cost of sending athletes to the games. They have also been active in joining international events, most notably, the Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. In the previous Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, the Kenyan delegation won 10, golds, 10 silvers and 5 bronzes. They are hoping to increase their medal haul this year.

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