NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholarship holder Bradley Woodward has won his third medal at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, adding a silver medal from the men’s 400m medley relay to the collection.
The race was hotly contested by Australia and England who jostled for first place throughout the race. Bradley swam the first leg for Australia in backstroke and put the Aussies in a good position while Kyle Chalmers came from behind in the final leg, almost taking the lead.
Earlier in the morning, NSWIS scholarship holder Jade Lucy finished seventh in the women’s 200m freestyle S14 and fellow scholarship holder Se-Bom Lee sixth in the men’s 200m individual medley on Day 6 in the pool.
Jade was part of a three-strong Australian contingent contesting the 200m freestyle S14 in Birmingham, the first time the event has been held for women at the Commonwealth Games. The four other competitors hailed from the host country.
The Aussies were no match for English, who took out the first four placings while the Aussies finished fifth, sixth and seventh.
Making his debut at the Commonwealth Games, 21-year-old Se-Bom was sixth in the men’s 200m individual medley, touching just after team mate Brendon Smith who was fifth and Lewis Clareburt who won the bronze medal.
The race was won by Duncan Scott of Scotland in a Games record time and Tom Dean of England finished second.
Se-Bom took gold in the 400m individual medley at the 2021 NSW State Open Championships and at the 2021 Australian Swimming Trials, the 20-year-old claimed silver in the 400m, recording a personal best time and qualifying for his Olympic debut.
Also in the pool for the Australian Team, Benjamin Hance won a silver medal in the men’s 200m S14 and team mate Jack Ireland won the bronze. In the women’s 50m backstroke Mollie O’Callaghan won the silver medal and Kaylee McKeown won the bronze. Sam Short won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m and Arianne Titmus gold in the women’s 400m.