Glasgow 2014 | Athlete Profiles
ATHLETICS


Kim Mickle:

DOB: 28-12-1984

Past Games: Melbourne 2006 / Delhi 2010

Events: Women�s Javelin

Comp Dates:

�Qualifying: July 29. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

FINAL: July 30. Final starts 3.15am (July 31) Perth time.

Notes:

- Gold medal favourite in Glasgow

- Reigning Commonwealth Games silver medallist from Delhi

- Reigning World Championship silver medallist from Moscow 2013

- Recent Australian National Record throw of 66.83m




Liz Parnov:

DOB: 09-05-1994

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: Women�s Pole Vault

Comp Dates:

�Qualifying: 31 July. Session starts 2am (1 August) Perth time.

FINAL: 2 August. Final starts 2am (3 August)) Perth time.

Notes:

- Medal Prospect

- Coached by father Alex Parnov, and will compete alongside sister Vicky Parnov in Glasgow

- First debuted at Commonwealth Games as 15 year-old. Has since gone on to represent Australia at Olympic level and won 2014 Australian national championship.

Twitter: @LizaParnov




Vicky Parnov:

DOB: 24-10-1990

Past Games: Melbourne 2006

Events: Women�s Pole Vault

Comp Dates:

�Qualifying: 31 July. Session starts 2am (1 August) Perth time.

FINAL: 2 August. Sessions starts 2am (3 August) Perth time.

Notes:

- Coached by father Alex Parnov, and competing alongside sister Liz Parnov.

- First major competition for Australia since the 2007 World Championships

Twitter: @VickyParnov



Madison de Rozario:

DOB: 24-11-1993

Events: 1500m T54 wheelchair racing

Comp Dates:

�Qualifying: 29 July. Session starting 5pm Perth time.

FINAL: 31 July. Session starting 2.20am (1 August) Perth time.

Notes:

- Madison is a dual Paralympian despite only being 20 years of age

- First Commonwealth Games appearance

- Considered a genuine medal prospect in Glasgow

Twitter: @madiderozario

Shannon McCann:

DOB: 20-12-1988

Events: Women�s 100m Hurdles

Comp Dates:

� Qualifying: 31 July. 4.45am (1 August) Perth time.

FINAL: 1 August. 5.10am (2 August) Perth time.

Notes:

- Competes against Australian Olympic champion Sally Pearson

- Known for her flamboyant hair styles, full of colour

Twitter: @Shannon_McCann

Lyndsay Pekin:

DOB: 13-06-1986

Events: Women�s 4x400m relay

Comp Dates:

� Qualifying: July 31. 1.35am (August 1) Perth time.

FINAL: August 1. 2.50am (August 2) Perth time.

Notes:

- Recently relocated back to Perth after long term stay in Canberra

- Part of a young and talented Australian relay team that could cause an upset in Glasgow

Twitter: @LyndsayPekin


Zoe Timmers:

DOB: 25-05-1989

Events: Women�s High Jump

Comp Dates:

�Qualifying: July 30. 5.45pm Perth time.

FINAL: August 1.Final at 1.05am (August 2) Perth time.

Notes:

- Zoe is competing in her first Commonwealth Games

- Is a school teacher outside of athletics


Ella Pardy:

Events: Para-Sport Long Jump F37/38

Comp Dates:

- FINAL: July 27. Session starts 9.30pm Perth time.

Notes:

- Glasgow is Ella's first Commonwealth Games campaign

- Ella has the chance to win WA's first track and field medal of the Games


BOXING

Jordan Samardali:

DOB: 07-10-1993

Events: Men�s Light Heavyweight 81+kg

Comp Dates:

�Men�s Light Heavy 81+kg Preliminary: July 27. Session starts 8pm Perth time.

�Men�s Light Heavy 81+kg Quarter Finals: July 29. Session starts 1.30am (July 30) Perth time.

�Men�s Light Heavy 81+kg Semi Finals: July 30. Session starts 8 pm Perth time.

�Men�s Light Heavy 81+kg MEDAL ROUND: August 2. Session starts from 2am (August 3) Perth time.

Notes:

- Jordan�s brother was assaulted outside a Perth nightclub leaving him in a coma, and unable to continue his boxing career. Jordan is dedicating his Glasgow campaign to his older brother.

CYCLING


Luke Durbridge:

DOB: 09-04-1991

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: Men�s Time-trial

Comp Dates:

MEDAL: July 31. 7.31pm Perth time

Notes:

- Will compete just days after culmination of Tour de France

- One of Australia�s premier road time trial cyclists

- Selected despite suffering broken collar bone at the 2014 Giro d�Italia

- Competed on both track and road at 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games

Twitter: @luke_durbridge1




Mel Hoskins:

DOB: 24-02-1991

Events: (Potentially from) Women�s Road Race / 25km Points Race / 10km Scratch Race

Comp Dates:

�10km Scratch Race MEDAL: July 26. Session starts 11.21pm Perth time.

�25km Points Race MEDAL: July 27. Session starts 12.06am Perth time (Jul 28).

�Women�s Road Race MEDAL: August 3. 3.01pm Perth time

Notes:

- Competing in both track and road events in Glasgow

- 2014 bronze medallist in women�s team pursuit at World Championships in Columbia

- With no women�s team pursuit in Commonwealth Games schedule, Hoskins will ride either scratch race or points race. Both non-Olympic disciplines

- A strong sprinter on road. Hoskins could be a medal threat in road race

Twitter: @MelissaMHoskins



Scott Sunderland:

DOB: 16-03-1988

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: (Potentially from) Men�s 1km time trial / 20km Scratch Race / Men�s Team Pursuit

Comp Dates:

�Men�s Team Pursuit Qualifying: July 24. 7.09pm Perth time. FINAL: July 24. 12.36am Perth time (Jul 25).

�Men�s 1km Time Trial FINAL: July 26. 12.22am Perth time (Jul 27).

�Men�s 20km Scratch Race FINAL: July 27. 10.01pm Perth time.

Notes:

- Reigning Commonwealth Games Champion in the men�s 1km time trial

- Switched focus from track sprint events to track endurance post London Olympics, where he finished fourth in the men�s team sprint

- Likely to defend his kilo title, could potentially ride both track sprint and track endurance events. Very rare in track cycling.

- Broke Sir Chris Hoy�s 1km time trial Commonwealth Games record at the Delhi Games. Track events at Glasgow to be held at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome

Twitter: @scottysundo

DIVING


Maddison Keeney:

DOB: 23-05-1996

Events: 1m spring / 3m spring / 3m Synchro

Comp Dates:

�Women�s 1m springboard: 1 August. Qualifying 5.05pm Perth time. FINAL 1.05am (2 August) Perth time.

�Women�s 3m springboard: 2 August. Qualifying 5.05pm Perth time. FINAL 1.05am (3 August) Perth time.

�Women�s 3m synchro: 30 July. FINAL 2.36am (31 July) Perth time.

Notes:

- Maddison has relocated to Brisbane to train at Diving Australia�s elite high performance training centre.

- Debuted at last year�s FINA World Championships. Made finals in 1m springboard and in women�s 3m synchro.

- Maddi�s score in qualifying for the 1m springboard at this year�s national championships would have won her gold at last year�s FINA World Championships in Barcelona.

- Considered a strong gold medal prospect.

GYMNASTICS - ARTISTIC



Lauren Mitchell:

DOB: 23-07-1991

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: Women�s Team / Balance Beam / Floor

Comp Dates:

� Team FINAL and Individual Qualification � Bars and Vault FINAL: July 28. Rotations from 8.30pm Perth time.

� Team FINAL and Individual Qualification � Floor and Beam FINAL: July 29. Rotations from 6.00pm Perth time.

� Women�s Beam FINAL: August 1. Session starts 9.48pm Perth time.

� Women�s Floor FINAL: August 1. Session starts 11.24pm Perth time.

Notes:

- In line to become WA�s most successful ever Commonwealth Games competitor

- Australia�s most successful ever female artistic gymnast

- Lauren won four gold medals in Delhi and went on to win her 2010 World Championship gold medal some three weeks post Comm Games in Rotterdam

- Potentially her last peak multi-sport appearance for Australia



Olivia Vivian:

DOB: 13-07-1989

Events: Women�s Team / Uneven Bars

Comp Dates:

� Team FINAL and Individual Qualification � Bars and Vault FINAL: July 28. Rotations from 8.30pm Perth time.

� Team FINAL and Individual Qualification � Floor and Beam FINAL: July 29. Rotations from 6.00pm Perth time.

� Women�s Bars FINAL: July 31. 12.24am Perth time (Aug 1).

Notes:

- Has made a successful transition back to Australian High Performance system, after spending four years post 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on a US gymnastics scholarship at Oregon University

- Won a bronze medal on Uneven Bars at recent Korea World Cup, despite competing with a severely bruised left hand

- Sadly lost father to cancer in 2013, Olivia is competing in Glasgow in his memory

Twitter: @oliviavivian

GYMNASTICS - RHYTHMIC

Amy Quinn:

DOB: 06-11-1997

Events: Women�s Rhythmic

Comp Dates:

�Women�s Team Qualifying: July 24. First rotation from 7.00pm Perth time. Second rotation from 1.00am Perth time (Jul 25).

Notes:

- Glasgow is Amy's first appearance at Commonwealth Games level.

- Australians highly fancied to medal in the team competition


HOCKEY



Ashley Nelson:

DOB: 05-03-1987

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: Women�s Hockey

Comp Dates:

�Women�s Semi Finals: August 1. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

�Women�s GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August2. Session starts 1am (August 3) Perth time.

Notes:

- Gold medallist from Delhi 2010

- Representative in Hockeyroos� 2014 World Cup silver medal winning campaign

- Embarking on a charity trek over Kokoda Trial with a Hockeyroo teammate post Glasgow Games

Twitter:@nelson_ashleigh



Jayde Taylor:

DOB: 03-04-1985

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: Women�s Hockey

Comp Dates:

�Women�s Semi Finals: August 1. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

�Women�s GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August2. Session starts 1am (August 3) Perth time.

Notes:

- Gold medallist from Delhi 2010

- Representative in Hockeyroos� 2014 World Cup silver medal winning campaign

- Over came a serious foot injury post London Olympics to make Australia�s World Cup squad. Missed initial selection, was drafted in, through injury replacement

Twitter: @_JaydeTaylor



Fergus Kavanagh:

DOB: 21-05-1985

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: Men�s Hockey

Comp Dates:

�Men�s Semi Finals: August 2. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

�Men�s GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August3. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

Notes:

- Member of the Kookaburras� triumphant 2014 World Cup squad

- An integral part of the Australian defensive set up

Twitter: @FergyKav31



Aran Zalewski:

DOB: 21-03-1991

Events: Men�s Hockey

Comp Dates:

�Men�s Semi Finals: August 2. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

�Men�s GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August3. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

Notes:

- Member of the Australian World Cup winning squad in the Netherlands

- Originally from Margaret River

Twitter: @AranZalewski



Kiel Brown:

DOB: 04-05-1984

Events: Men�s Hockey

Comp Dates:

�Men�s Semi Finals: August 2. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

�Men�s GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August3. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

Notes:

- First Commonwealth Games appearance, despite having represented Australia at Olympic, Champions Trophy and World Cup level

- Drafted into Kookaburras squad as injury replacement

Twitter:@kielbrown28



Trent Mitton:

DOB: 26-11-1990

Events: Men�s Hockey

Comp Dates:

�Men�s Semi Finals: August 2. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

�Men�s GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August3. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

Notes:

- A gold medal winner with the Kookaburras in 2010

- Trent is a third generation Kookaburras representative, following in the footsteps of his father Grant Mitton, and grandfather Don Mitton.

Twitter: @Mitton_1

NETBALL



Caitlin Bassett:

DOB: 23-05-1988

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: Netball

Comp Dates:

�Semi Finals: August 2. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August 3. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

Notes:

- Played in the Diamonds� double over-time loss to New Zealand in the 2010 Commonwealth Games final

- Shot the winning goal in the Diamonds� World Championship win over New Zealand in 2011.

Twitter: @CBassNetball



Nat Medhurst:

DOB: 20-01-1984

Events: Netball

Comp Dates:

� Semi Finals: August 2. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

- GOLD and BRONZE medal matches: August 3. Session starts 5pm Perth time.

Notes:
- Natalie is considered one of the best goal attack players in world netball

- Made the move west ahead of the 2014 ANZ Championships season to link up with the West Coast Fever

SHOOTING

Laura Coles:

DOB: 22-04-1987

Events: Skeet (Shotgun)

Comp Dates:

� Women�s Skeet Qualifying: July 25. 4.00pm Perth time.

� Women�s Skeet Semi Finals: July 25. 11.00pm Perth time.

� Women�s Skeet FINAL: July 25. 11.40pm Perth time.

Notes:

- Coles is part of the largest Australian shooting team ever assembled for a Commonwealth Games campaign.

- Coles is a regional athlete, having grown up in Busselton.


SWIMMING


Kat Downie:

DOB: 12-01-1996

Events: Para-Sport 100m Breaststroke SB9 / Para-Sport 200m Individual Medley SM10

Comp Dates:

� Women�s Para-Sport 100m Breaststroke SB9: 27 July. 6.24pm Perth time (heat). FINAL 3.02am (July 28) Perth time.

� 200m Individual Medley SM10: 29 July. 5.52pm Perth time (heat). FINAL 3.03am (July 30) Perth time.

Notes:

- Dual Paralympic gold medallist at 2012 London Paralympics

- Born in Scotland and has grandparents still living in the country.

Twitter: @katherinedownie


Madeline Scott:

DOB: 11-02-1993

Events: Para-Sport 100m Breaststroke SB9

Comp Dates:

� Women�s Para-Sport 100m Breaststroke SB9: 27 July. 6.24pm Perth time (heat). FINAL 3.02am (July 28) Perth time.

Notes:

- Glasgow will be Madeline's Commonwealth Games debut

- She will line up alongside Australian and Western Australian teammate Kat Downie in the 100m breast SB9




Jessica Pengelly:

DOB: 01-07-1991

Events: 400m IM

 

Comp Dates:

�Women�s 400m IM: 24 July. 5.33pm Perth time (heat). FINAL 2.07am (25 July) Perth time.

Notes:

- Representing her adopted country for the first time, having previously represented South Africa at the 2012 London Olympics.

- Has over come shoulder surgery to take her place in the Australian swim team.



Sally Hunter:

Events: 50m Breaststroke / 100m Breaststroke / 200m Breaststroke

 

Comp Dates:

� Women�s 50m Breaststroke: 24 July. 6.36pm Perth time (heat). SEMI. 3.00am (25 July) Perth time. FINAL: July 25. 2.12am Perth time (July 26).

� Women�s 200m Breaststroke: 26 July. 5.46pm Perth time (heat). FINAL: 2.36am Perth time (July 27).

� Women�s 100m Breaststroke: 27 July. 7.07pm Perth time (heat). SEMI. 3.28am (28 July) Perth time. FINAL: July 28. 3.26am Perth time (July 29).

Notes:

- Although still officially recognised as a WA swimmer, Sally Hunter has trained interstate for the past ten years. Firstly at the AIS in Canberra, while more recently in Adelaide with SASI.

- Sally is the oldest member of the 2014 Commonwealth Games swim team.


Tommaso D'Orsogna:

Past Games: Delhi 2010

Events: 100m Freestyle / 100m Butterfly / 4x100m Freestyle Relay

 

Comp Dates:

� Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay: 25 July. 7.08pm Perth time (heat). FINAL: 4.25am (26 July) Perth time.

� Men's 100m Freestyle: 26 July. 6.42pm Perth time (heat). SEMI. 3.25am (27 July) Perth time. FINAL: July 27. 2.14am (July 28) Perth time.

� Men's 100m Butterfly: 27 July. 6.50pm Perth time (heat). FINAL: July 28. 4.20am (29 July) Perth time.

� Men's 50m Butterfly: 24 July. Heat from 6.45pm Perth time. Semi-Finals from 2.15am Perth time (Jul 25) FINAL: July 25. 3.25am (26 July) Perth time.

Notes:

- Competing in his second Commonwealth Games campaign after debuting in Delhi

- Has asserted himself as one of Australia's fastest sprint swimmers

- A strong gold medal chance in the men's 4x100m freestyle

Twitter: @tommasodor


TRIATHLON



Ryan Bailie:

DOB: 15-07-1990

Events: Men�s triathlon

Comp Dates:

� Men�s Triathlon MEDAL: July 24. 10.00pm Perth time.

Notes:

- Has the opportunity to be WA's first medallist from the Commonwealth Games

Twitter: @OfficialBailie


POWERLIFTING

Ben Wright:

Events: Men�s Heavyweight

Comp Dates:

�Men�s Heavyweight FINAL: August 2. Starts 1am (August 3) Perth time.

Notes:

- Ben Wright is making his Commonwealth Games debut

- Glasgow is only the fourth Commonwealth Games campaign to feature Powerlifting, with the sport making its first appearance in Manchester in 2002