NSWIS look back at Delhi, one decade on

Posted on October 13, 2020 by

The 14th October marks 10 years since the Closing Ceremony of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, where NSW Institute of Sport athletes celebrated a total of 42 medals won.

With 20 gold medals among the medal haul, NSWIS had a number of outstanding results across cycling, gymnastics, diving, swimming, and more.

Leading the charge was the NSWIS cycling program which brought home four gold and a silver medal. Megan Dunn became dual Commonwealth Games champion in the women’s 25km points race and 10km scratch race, while Kaarle McCulloch took old in the team sprint and silver in the 500m time trial. McCulloch continues to train as an NSWIS graduate athlete and was selected earlier this year onto the Australian team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

One of the standout individual performances came from rhythmic gymnastics star Naazmi Johnston who, after leading Australia to team gold, went on to claim the all-around title, gold in the ball final, and silver medals with both the rope and ribbon apparatus. It was Australia’s first rhythmic all-around title since 1994 and Johnston finished the Games as one of the most accomplished athletes from any nation.

In the pool, NSWIS sprint swimmers were inspired by the comeback story of Geoff Huegill, who took out the men’s 100m butterfly, claimed silver in the 50m butterfly, and also joined forces with NSWIS teammate Eamon Sullivan to win gold in the men’s 4x100m medley relay. A third goal came from the men’s 4×100 freestyle relay team, featuring both Sullivan and James Magnussen. Meanwhile on the diving platforms, another current NSWIS athlete in Melissa Wu combined with Alexandra Croak to win gold in the women’s 10m synchronised platform, while also taking home silver in the individual 10m event. NSWIS Most Outstanding athlete Matthew Mitcham chipped in with four silver medals in the men’s 1m springboard, 10m platform and both 3m springboard and 10m platform synchronised events.

Also among the gold medallists were Kurt Fearnley (men’s 1500m T54 – athletics), Fabrice Lapierre (men’s long jump), Joel Milburn and Kevin Moore (Men’s 4x400m relay – athletics), Prashanth Sellathurai (Men’s Gymnastics team and pommel horse), the men’s and women’s hockey teams, and Matthew Gray (men’s archery recurve team).

Since the Delhi Commonwealth Games, NSWIS athletes have gone on to win a total of 86 medals at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games event, including 22 gold medals at each.

NSWIS Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games medallists


Matthew Gray Archery Men’s Recurve Team
Megan Dunn Cycling Women’s 25km Points Race
Megan Dunn Cycling 10km Scratch Race
Rochelle Gilmore Cycling Women’s 112km Road Race
Kaarle McCulloch Cycling Women’s Team Sprint
Alexandra Croak Diving Women’s 10m Synchronised Platform
Melissa Wu Diving Women’s 10m Synchronised Platform
Simon Orchard Hockey Men’s Hockey
Alison Bruce Hockey Women’s Hockey
Toni Cronk Hockey Women’s Hockey
Casey Eastham Hockey Women’s Hockey
Kate Hollywood Hockey Women’s Hockey
Emily Hurtz Hockey Women’s Hockey
Kate Jenner Hockey Women’s Hockey
Fiona Johnson Hockey Women’s Hockey
Megan Rivers Hockey Women’s Hockey
Prashanth Sellathurai Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Team
Prashanth Sellathurai Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Pommel Horse
Naazmi Johnston Rhythmic Gymnastics Women’s Ball
Naazmi Johnston Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All Around
Naazmi Johnston Rhythmic Gymnastics Team All Round
Ben Austin Swimming Men’s Para-sport 100m Freestyle (S8)
Geoff Huegill Swimming Men’s 100m Butterfly
Geoff Huegill Swimming 4x100m Medley Relay
James Magnussen Swimming Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Eamon Sullivan Swimming Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay
Eamon Sullivan Swimming 4x100m Medley Relay
Fabrice Lapierre Track & Field Men’s Long Jump
Joel Milburn Track & Field Men’s 4x400m Relay
Kevin Moore Track & Field Men’s 4x400m Relay
Kurt Fearnley Wheelchair Track & Road Men’s 1500m (T54)


Kaarle McCulloch Cycling Women’s 500m Time Trial
Matthew Mitcham Diving Men’s 1m Springboard
Matthew Mitcham Diving 3m Synchronised Springboard
Matthew Mitcham Diving 10m Platform
Matthew Mitcham Diving 10m Synchronised Platform
Melissa Wu Diving Women’s 10m Platform
Claire Duke Lawn Bowls Women’s Triples
Julie Keegan Lawn Bowls Women’s Triples
Leif Selby Lawn Bowls Men’s Singles
Sharyn Renshaw Lawn Bowls Women’s Triples
Wayne Turley Lawn Bowls Men’s Triples
Catherine Cox Netball Women’s Netball
Kimberlee Green Netball Women’s Netball
Mo’onia Gerrard Netball Women’s Netball
Rebecca Bulley Netball Women’s Netball
Susan Pratley Netball Women’s Netball
Naazmi Johnston Rhythmic Gymnastics Ribbon
Naazmi Johnston Rhythmic Gymnastics Rope
Andrew Pasterfield Swimming Men’s para-sport 100m Freestyle (S10)
Geoff Huegill Swimming Men’s 50m Butterfly
Samantha Marshall Swimming Women’s 100m Breaststroke


Alexandra Croak Diving Women’s 10m Platform
Scott Robertson Diving Men’s 1m Springboard
Olivia Wright Diving Women’s 3m Synchro Springboard
Kelsey Cottrell Lawn Bowls Women’s Singles
Prashanth Sellathurai Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Parallel Bars
Donna Urquhart Squash Women’s Doubles
Eamon Sullivan Swimming Men’s 100m Freestyle

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