2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Sean is currently in the second year of his Sports Therapy degree at UCLan and will be representing St. Helena at the Commonwealth Games. Sean will be competing in the 100m and 200m races where he will come up against some of the fastest sprinters in the world. St. Helena is a remote, volcanic, tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean and are sending just a handful of athletes to compete in Australia.
10 April 2018
Disaster for Sean as an injury minutes before his 200m Heat 8 race ends his commonwealth dream.
9 April 2018
Sean competed in the Men’s 100m, finishing 6th in Heat 7 with a time of 10.84. South Africa sprinter Akani Simbine won gold with a time of 10.03sec! Henricho Bruintjies, another South African, tooks silver and Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, who was the favourite, had to settle for bronze after making up for a poor start with a strong finish.
“An unbelievable experience! Running in a packed stadium was absolutely electric. I gave it everything and I’m happy with my performance, so excited for the 200m heats tomorrow!”
4 April 2018
The Opening Ceremony was brilliant!! What an experience!!
1 April 2018
A few images from the Commonwealth Games Village which is hosting in excess of 6,600 athletes and officials during the 11 days of Games competition.
26 March 2018
At the University of Sunshine Coast Athletics Track where I will leave be using their facilities for our pre-games training camp. Athletics Coach and Physio on left, Chef de Mission of St Helena on the right.
Training at the track
The local council held a ‘Festival of Champions’ event, celebrating sport and providing gifts to all the nations using the Sunshine Coasts sport facilities. The gifts were aboriginal paintings of Australian animals. (Nations from left to right: Malta, Isle of Man, England, Australia, Wales, Niue, Saint Helena and Scotland.)
The whole St Helenian team at our Pre games training camp accommodation.