Monday, 16 April 2018
The huge contingent of VIS track and field athletes were impressive on and off the track. Medals, tears and acts of sportsmanship permeated the entire athletics program.
VIS’ Carla Krizanic and her Jackaroo bowls team created some history on the Gold Coast winning Australia’s first Commonwealth Games gold medal in more than 12 years.
Victorian Institute of Sport shooters were well on target at Gold Coast 2018, collecting five medals, three finalists, a Commonwealth Games title, and a new Games record.
Monday, 09 April 2018
The Victorian Institute of Sport is pleased to announce that in association with our partners Open Universities Australia the following athletes are recipients of Open Universities Australia Scholarships for 2018.
VIS swimmer Mack Horton took back the 400-metre freestyle title at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday night, with the last Australian gold medallist being the great Ian Thorpe at Manchester 2002.
Horton was not the only Victorian Institute of Sport swimmer to produce impressive results. Adding onto Mack’s success in the pool, Ashleigh McConnell placed third in the S9 100m Backstroke and won the bronze medal.
Milly Tapper and Jian Fang Lay were yesterday left disappointed after they were defeated in the women’s team table tennis bronze medal match to England.
VIS shooter Elena Galiabovitch secured Australia’s first shooting medal, taking bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol at the Commonwealth Games.
Weston and Watson have been playing consistently throughout the tournament, and are getting regular court time in the Centre and Goal Defence.
Victorian Institute of Sport beach volleyball player Damien Schumann has enjoyed a fantastic undefeated run at the Commonwealth Games with Australian teammate Chris McHugh.