Bondie’s star in Birmingham | Bond University Sports

August 1, 2022

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Three Bull Sharks players have helped Australia’s Rugby 7s squad recover a silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, doing even better early this morning in a packed Coventry Stadium in Birmingham.

Sisters Maddison Levi, Teagan Levi and their best buddy Charlotte Caslick were part of the team that defeated Fiji 22-12 in the gold medal match. The proud island nation was counting on consecutive wins over the Aussies after a shocking win in their pool game.

The talented trio can bring their experience from the Comm Games back to Bond University Rugby Club, when they represent the Bull Sharks in the Queensland Club State Championship.

The women in green and gold secured their spot in the decider after upsetting New Zealand 17-12 in their semi-final. The Kiwis relegated them to second place at the Gold Coast event four years ago.

Maddison, who is in sensational form, scored her tenth try for Australia in the thrilling win over Fiji.

The sisters’ parents celebrated the win from their Gold Coast home and popped a bottle of champagne at 6am this morning.

Ben Armbruster’s parents also got up early to see the Bachelor of Sport Management student finish second in his 50m backstroke semifinal, to qualify for the final tomorrow morning.

An early start also for the family of alumna Jenna Strauch, the Bachelor of Biomedical Science graduate won her first Commonwealth Games medal with silver in the 200m breaststroke.

Yesterday morning, teenager Flynn Southam led the Australian 4x100m relay team with a personal best of 48.54s, placing Australia in third place. Zac Incerti and William Yang then led Australia in the second and third leg respectively before Kyle Chalmers took home gold.

Elijah Winnington took bronze in the 200m freestyle final yesterday, but his ultimate prize came on Saturday morning when he won the 400m freestyle, cementing his 2022 world title.

Minna Atherton kicks off her campaign in the 200m backstroke tonight. Strauch (100m breaststroke series) and Winnington (4x200m freestyle relay) are also on the program tonight.

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