Two current School of Management students join more than 6,600 athletes and team officials from 71 nations and territories to compete for 275 gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
From 4-15 April 2018, the 21st Commonwealth Games will be celebrating sport, entertainment and culture. Taking place at the Gold Coast and event cities Brisbane, Cairns and Townsville, it is the fifth time Australia has hosted the Games. With 71 nations and territories participating, this year’s Games features the largest integrated sports program in Commonwealth Games history - including 18 sports and seven para-sports. It is also the first time in major multi-sport Games history that there is an equal number of medal events for men and women.
Participating in this historic event and representing Team Wales are three current and five former Swansea University students, including two current School of Management students – Ellena Jones and Jacob Draper.
Second-year BSc Business Management student Ellena Jones is no stranger to the Commonwealth Games, having represented Wales in Glasgow in 2014. This time around, she is competing in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle swimming events.
Second-year BSc Economics student Jacob Draper is representing Wales in the men’s hockey event. Whilst this is not Jacob’s first major hockey event, it is his first time at the Commonwealth Games.
For more information on the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
- Wednesday 11 April 2018 11.40 BST
- Wednesday 20 February 2019 15.51 GMT
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