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Success at Commonwealth Games

Tasmanian female athletes who competed at the Commonwealth Games enjoyed success.

Ariarne Titmus - three gold medals, one silver medal

Swimmer Ariarne Titmus, 17, has made an excellent Commonwealth Games debut by winning three GOLD and a SILVER medal.  Ariarne’s achievements make her Tasmania’s most successful Commonwealth Games swimmer.

Amy Cure - two gold medals

Track cyclist Amy Cure has claimed her second GOLD medal at the Commonwealth Games after winning the Scratch Race on Sunday. She is now a multiple junior world champion, multiple senior world champion and multiple Commonwealth champion having also claimed GOLD earlier in the team pursuit.

Rebecca Van Asch - two gold medals

Triple world champion lawn bowler and current dual-Tasmanian Athlete of the Year, Rebecca Van Asch is a member of the women’s fours which won the GOLD medal for Australia. The win was very significant as the first win by any Australian team or individual lawn bowler at a Commonwealth Games since 2006. Rebecca went on to win a second GOLD medal in the women's triple finals with Australia defeating Scotland, 21-12.

Kaitlyn Fassina - silver medal

In weightlifting, Kaitlyn Fassina claimed SILVER with lifts of 104 (snatch) and 128 (clean and jerk) totalling 232kg - comfortably ahead of the bronze medallist. Kaitlyn is the first female Tasmanian to win a weightlifting medal at the Commonwealth Games.  The last Tasmanian to win a medal for weightlifting at a Commonwealth Games was Ron Laycock in 1990.

Tasmania is also proud of cyclist Georgia Baker and athlete Danni McConnell who are also representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games and are part of the Tasmanian Institute of Sport Commonwealth Games history.

Dani was delighted with her eighth-place finish in the women's hammer throw. The US-based 24-year-old produced a season’s best throw of 59.60m, having earlier recorded distances of 54.56m and 59.55m to reach the final eight.

Tasmania had 16 athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games which was a record number for the State. Six female Tasmanian athletes are competing at the Games, also a record number for the State.