Chavez dives to bronze at FINA World Diving Grand Prix

NSWIS diver Kevin Chavez has claimed bronze for Australia in the 3m springboard at the FINA World Diving Grand Prix at the Pandelela Rinong Aquatic Centre in Petra Jaya, Malaysia.   The result sees Mexican-born Chavez claim his first ever medal for Australia, after becoming a naturalised citizen earlier this year.

Girdlestone helps Sydney University to victory in fierce rowing showdown

NSWIS rowing star and Olympic silver medallist Cameron Girdlestone and Rio teammate Alexander ‘Sasha’ Belonogoff have helped Sydney University retain the men’s Australian Boat Race title against Melbourne University.   The annual boat race alternates venues between Sydney Harbour and Melbourne’s Yarra River, and is based on the historically famous Cambridge and Oxford University boat race on the River Thames in London.

Birtwhistle headlines NSWIS raid on Nepean Triathlon podium

Former Under 23 world triathlon champion Jacob Birtwhistle has shaken off his bridesmaid tag at the Nepean Triathlon to lead home Rio Olympian and NSWIS teammate Ryan Bailie at the 2016 event over the weekend.   Runner up to Olympian Aaron Royle in 2014 and 2015, Birtwhistle beat home Bailie, who made it a NSWIS quinella in the men’s event, while up-and-coming NSWIS female stars Natalie van Coevorden and Charlotte McShane placed second and third in the women’s race.

Olympic and Paralympic stars shortlisted for NSWIS awards dinner

Rio Olympic gold medal winning sailor Tom Burton, four time Paralympic gold medallist Maddison Elliott and world number two men’s moguls competitor Matt Graham have all been shortlisted for awards at the upcoming NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) awards dinner.   The evening will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday November 17, and is a chance for the NSWIS to show recognition to their finest athletes, coaches and sport programs.

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On Thursday November 17, the 2016 NSW Institute of Sport Awards Dinner will be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The event will be emceed by NSWIS Deputy Chairman Mr Alan Jones AO   It’s a night to celebrate the honour and achievements of NSWIS athletes, coaches and sport programs throughout the past year.


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Cameron Girdlestone

Cameron Girdlestone has been an Australian representative for several years, firstly as a junior, then as a senior member from 2014.

At the 2014 Rowing World Cup, Girdlestone took home a gold medal with the quad scull and silver in the double scull. In 2015 the quad scull managed another silver medal, this time at the World Championships in France. Girdlestone and the quad scull crew won silver at the Rio Olympics after an impressive performance.

  • Sport Rowing
  • Age 28
  • Career Highlights Silver in the Men’s Quadruple scull at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
  • NSWIS athlete 2 yrs

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