Kyle Chalmers quickly returned to Australian life after returning from Birmingham.
The swimming champion caught up with Richmond AFL star Merlion Pickett at the Adelaide Oval after the Tigers’ win over Port Adelaide.
Chalmers has long been eyed as a potential AFL talent and reportedly met with two clubs last year about the possibility of being listed as a Category B rookie.
A lifelong football fan, Chalmers was shot playing with a ball on the pool table on the first day of the Commonwealth Games.
‘Amateur Hour’: Australians blown up in relay disaster
Two Commonwealth Games gold medalist John Stephensen called Rohan Browning’s fall an ‘amateur hour’ as he beat Australia’s dismal situation in the men’s 4×100 relay.
The Australians missed the final after ‘Flying Mullet’ Browning stumbled and missed the switch.
Stephensen, who won two gold medals at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games, said he didn’t understand Browning’s approach to racing.
“If it was the finals, you really want to push the relay change zone passover, so I’ll take it,” he said on Channel 7.
“You really want to get them out a little bit. You’re fighting some of the best in the Commonwealth, or some of the best in the world, so you want to take a little more risk.
“But it was amateur hour last night. I don’t know what was going on in his brain to see what happened to Lohan.”
Steffensen described the fall that crushed Browning as “very strange”.
“In athletics accidents happen, mistakes happen. Yes, I understand.
“But it’s one of them, and I’ve done it[many times]in training. Sometimes you want to push, sometimes you really push the barriers, push the angles you want out of the drive. I have.
“In training, go lower and lower and try to get back up. Then find a comfortable position from which you can take off.”
Four-time Commonwealth gold medalist Jana Pitman said any suggestion that Browning stumbled because he ran on the bench would be irrelevant.
Fellow sprint star Matt Shervington said he knew how Browning would feel after being involved in a similar incident at the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
The Australian looked assured of a medal in the 4x100m relay in Melbourne when Shervington took off too early in his final substitution.
He said Browning and his teammates would be “hungry”.
“Lohan was more than most of them because the other boys were waiting to compete,” Shervington told Channel 7.
“Rohan knew he was going to have a lot of speed going into this and he’s in good shape.
“I was there, so if you’ve ever run a relay as a sprinter, you’ve been there at some point. We’ve seen it all in the relay.
“But what I love about this is when Lohan gets up and starts running and trying to make a difference. I love that he didn’t stop there.
“They will probably be disqualified anyway.”
Shervington said “about 25% of the teams” were disqualified from the relay race.
“I’ve been there before and have been several times,” he said.
“I went to a packed MCG at the Commonwealth Games and the same changes were made in the finals, but they didn’t make it.”
COMM GAMES history beckons Australia
Australia is on the cusp of Commonwealth Games history, becoming the first country in Commonwealth Games history to win 1,000 gold medals.
The Australian finished day 9 of the competition in Birmingham with 59 gold medals. He needs 7 more medals to reach the historic mark.
Confidence is high among the Australian team that they can reach the 1000 gold record at this year’s games, with some strong medal opportunities still to come.
Australia are competing for gold in men’s and women’s beach volleyball and men’s and women’s hockey, and have reached the women’s T20 cricket and netball finals.
We are also proud to have many strong medal opportunities in athletics over the next few days, led by 800m star Peter Boll.
With Australia aiming for over 1000 gold medals, it’s sure to be an exciting ending to the Birmingham Games.
Scroll down to see the full medal count below.
COMM GAMES’ ANSWER TO ‘ERIC THE EEL’ Fascinates The Public
Solomon Islands athlete Rosefelo Siosi has become a cult hero of the Commonwealth Games after a valiant performance in the men’s 5000m final.
Shioishi was the last of the 18 runners to finish in 17:26:93, more than four minutes behind winner Jacob Kiprimo of Uganda.
The 25-year-old had the track all to himself for over two and a half minutes after Tebero La Congoana finished 17th.
Siosi gave a big cheer on the final lap, reminding us of Eric ‘The Eel’ Moussambani’s effort in the 100m at the Sydney Olympics.
Shioshi was congratulated by some of his competitors after crossing the line.
Yeshnil Karan (Fiji) and Avinash Mukund Sable (India) failed to finish.
Kiprimo won another gold medal by finishing ahead of Kenyan pair Nicholas Kipkorir Kimeri and Jacob Klopp.
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