Greenwood Snags Gold as Woodward Snatches Silver

Posted on August 3, 2022 by

NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder Jasmine Greenwood has won the gold medal in the women’s 200m individual medley SM10, holding off Canadian Paralympic champion Aurelie Rivard.

The 17-year-old was joined on the podium by Aussie team mate Keira Stephens who took home the bronze. Lakeisha Patterson was fifth.

Hailing from Sussex Inlet on the South Coast, it will be a taste of sweet success for the teenager who reached the final in both the 100m breaststroke SB9 and 200m individual medley SM10 at 2018 Commonwealth Games but just missed out on a medal.

Earlier in the session, NSWIS scholarship holder Bradley Woodward produced a stunning swim in the men’s 200m backstroke final to win the silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, just missing the gold by 0.01 of a second.

Bradie Williams of England took home the gold medal for the host county in a time of 1:56.40, with Brad touching a fraction of a second behind him in a time of 1:56.41. Pieter Coetze secured the bronze in 1:56.77.

After qualifying third for the Australian team and missing the recent world championships, the 24-year-old has proved why he is an important member of the Dolphins having earlier secured a bronze medal in the men’s 100m backstroke and finishing fourth in the men’s 50m backstroke in a time of 25.08, just 0.11 outside of a podium performance.

Abbey Connor, the youngest member of Team NSWIS at the Games, also produced an outstanding swim on day five in the pool, finishing fourth in the women’s 200m butterfly in a time of 2:08.36.

The 17-year-old from Campsie missed the podium by 0.04 of second, with the bronze medal being won by team mate Brianna Throssell and the gold by Elizabeth Dekkers in 2:07.26.

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