The Commonwealth Games will run from 4 to 15 April on the Gold Coast. Check out the profiles below for more information on CSU’s athletes, the latest news and their competition schedules.
2018 Gold Coast – CSU athlete profiles
Home town: Wagga Wagga
Degree: B. Physiotherapy - 2016
Former Australian Touch Football player, ‘Quirky’ took up Rugby Sevens just three years ago and is now a key member and one of the fittest player in the Australian women’s team. As part of the gold-medal winning women’s sevens team at Rio 2016, Alicia played every minute of every game throughout the Olympic campaign.
Kurt Fearnley OAM
Home town: Carcoar
Degree: B. Human Movement / B. Teaching - Graduated 2005
Kurt Fearnley OAM
Three-time Paralympic gold medallist and five-time Paralympian, Kurt also had the honour of being co-captain of 2016 Rio Australian Paralympic Team. In between his training and competing commitments, Kurt is a high school PE teacher and Pro Chancellor of Charles Sturt University Northern. Following his Silver and Bronze in Rio 2016, Kurt now holds a record 13 Paralympic Games medals.
Home town: Campbelltown 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Results
Degree: B. Education (Health and PE)
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Results
- Women's Team Sprint Final - 1st (32.488), Women's Sprint Final - 3rd (11.853), Women's 500m Time Trial - 1st (33.583), Women's Keirin Final - 2nd
A former national middle distance runner, Kaarle didn’t switch to cycling until she was 17 years old. Since then, Kaarle has been world champion, won gold and silver at Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, and Bronze at London 2012 Olympics. Finishing second in the team sprint at 2017 World Championships, and gold at 2018 Track Nationals Commonwealth Games trials, helped secure Kaarle's sport on the Australian team for 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Home town: Sydney
Degree: Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Rehabilitation)
Sarah is a professional road cyclist, and has been a member of the Mitchelton-Scott women’s professional cycling team since 2014. Before focusing on road cycling, Sarah was a triathlete. Sarah will be making her Commonwealth Games debut at the 2018 Gold Coast games.
Home town: Berri (SA)
Degree: B. Clinical Practice (Paramedics)
Karri picked up her first hockey stick at six years old; however it wasn’t until she was 15 that she truly found her love for Hockey. In 2016 she made her Olympic debut in Rio alongside a number of other debutants in the women’s side, with the Hockeyroos finishing in 6th place. Karri was part of the gold medal-winning team at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.