With the perfect Commonwealth Games record – one race and one gold in the men’s T37/38 100m at Gold Coast 2018, NSWIS scholarship holder, Evan O’Hanlon maintained his perfect record in Birmingham winning the gold medal in the men’s 100m T37 / 38.
“I’m pretty happy with that,” he told the media after his race.
Evan, who has cerebral palsy, produced a blistering run to finish first and set a new Games record time of 11.23. Charl Du Toit of South Africa claimed the silver and Zachery Gingras from Canada the bronze.
In winning the gold medal, he has won the nation’s 200th gold medal at the Commonwealth Games.
“It’s pretty amazing to do that for Australia.”
Fellow NSWIS scholarship holder Brandon Starc, who won the gold medal at Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, claimed the silver medal in the men’s high jump with the height of 2.25m.
In April 2021 he won his fourth national high jump title and in June he cleared the Olympic qualifier of 2.33m, his best clearance for three years.
Meanwhile, NSWIS scholarship holder Rohan Browning, the powerhouse in men’s 100m, finished sixth in the final in a time of 10.20. Ferdinand Omanyala of Kenya won the gold medal in 10.02. Arkani Simbine of South Africa won the silver (10.13) and Yupun Abeykoon of Sri Lanka (10.14) the bronze.
It was a bittersweet moment for the 24-year old, who just missed the final in 2018 by an antagonising one-thousandth of a second
“I couldn’t find the gas,” Rohan told the media after the race.
“It was nice to be in the final, a first in my career, so it’s a step in the right direction. But I’d love to be on the podium. I’m glad I came here. It’s been a great experience.”