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Swimming legends Thorpe and Fraser bring Queen’s Baton as Relay go on through Australia

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Commonwealth Games 2022 
Date : 28 July to 8 August, 2022 
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The Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay has finished its concise visit to Australia subsequent to taking an agenda which honored the past events Australian urban areas have facilitated the Games. In Sydney, the Baton was conveyed by two of the greatest names in Australian swimming, as it visited the city which facilitated the 1938 Games.

Ian Thorpe, who won nine Olympic decorations, as well as 11 Commonwealth Games awards, including 10 golds, held the Baton in the shadow of Sydney Harbor Bridge. At the Sydney Cricket Ground it was taken by Dawn Fraser. Fraser won 100 meters free-form gold at three successive Olympics and furthermore partook in a famous lifetime at the Commonwealth Games, winning six gold awards in a profession which traversed Cardiff 1958 and Perth 1962.

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Whenever Fraser conveyed the Baton in 2018 at the Southport Racecourse on the Gold Coast, swarms carried the Relay to a transitory end. Jockey Kerrin McEvoy, a triple Melbourne Cup victor wore the Queen’s Racing tones to convey the Queen’s message at Rosehill racecourse in Sydney.

Paralympic Swimmer Ellie Cole

He passed it to Paralympic swimmer Ellie Cole, who has won six gold decorations at the Paralympics yet will be yet to win Commonwealth gold. “Clearly I’m going there to attempt to win, the one thing that is missing is the Commonwealth gold award,” Cole said.

“I won’t be disheartened in myself as a competitor on the off chance that I don’t, I’ve accomplished a ton in my 17 years in the Australian swimming club,” she said. The Baton was likewise gotten by Australian Governor General David Hurley at Admiralty House, the authority home on the harbor.

“I’m invigorated by the quantity of Australians who, no matter what their experience, will be motivated to become associated with dynamic game because of the Queen’s Baton Relay and especially the Games,” Hurley said. The Baton additionally visited the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where it was conveyed by weightlifter Eileen Cikamatana who won 90 kilogram gold for Fiji matured only 18 at Gold Coast 2018.

Cikamatana turned into an Australian resident in 2019 by means of a “recognized ability visa” and is set to go after her new country at Birmingham 2022. “I’m glad to wear the green and gold for these Commonwealth Games, it’s a little glimpse of heaven,” Cikamatana said. “To get that chance to address another nation, and particularly Australia, where you get regarded for what you do, no words can depict its sensation,” she added.

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Netball and Australian Rules star Ashleigh Brazill additionally conveyed the Baton on the MCG field with her two kids at the Hawthorn Hawks against North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL match.
In Ballarat, the Baton was invited by 1994 long distance race champion Steve Moneghetti at the track named in his honor.

Moneghetti won decorations at four progressive Commonwealth Games and was Australian Chef de Mission at three progressive Games. He had likewise filled in as Village Mayor for Melbourne 2006. The Baton presently heads to the Americas where the principal port of call will be in Belize, where Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge are as of now making an authority visit. Belize previously contended in the Commonwealth Games 60 years prior as British Honduras.