Australia Adds Seven To Finalize Commonwealth Games Roster

Swimming Australia has named 7 more swimmers to their 2010 Commonwealth Games Roster. This is in addition to the 45 swimmers who earned spots at the 2010 Australian LC National Championships in March.

Melissa Gorman, Grace Loh, James Magnussen, Kenrick Monk, Mitchell Patterson, Kyle Richardson and Tessa Wallace were all added to the roster thanks to impressive performances at the Pan-Pac Championships.

Gorman, who is one of the best open-water swimmers in the world, grabbed a spot thanks to some added versatility in the pool, including the Pan-Pac gold medal in the 1500m free. Kyle Richardson was the top placing Australian in the men’s 100 free (48.81), finishing even ahead of Aussie superstar Eamon Sullivan. Magnussen was the third fastest Australian in the 100 free (48.94).

Grace Loh, who is part of an impressive young Australian backstroking group, was 7th in the 50 back, just .01 seconds off of a 3-way gridlock in third place.

This brings the total to 52 swimmers on the full Australian roster, which should not change between now and October. Notably, Stephanie Rice, who announced at the Pan-Pac Championships that her season was over pending shoulder surgery, has been removed from the official roster. 31 of these swimmers will be making their Commonwealth Games debut.
Australia is routinely the most decorated swim team at the Games, and in 2006 took home 19 gold, 18 silver, and 16 bronze medals in swimming.

Official Australian Roster, Along with Swimmers’ Home States/Territories

Daniel Arnamnart NSW
Bronte Barratt QLD
Leith Brodie QLD
Craig Calder NSW
Ashley Callus QLD
Alicia Coutts QLD
Nicholas D’Arcy QLD
Ashley Delaney VIC
Tommaso D’Orsogna WA
Sophie Edington SA
Blair Evans WA
Nicholas Ffrost QLD
Thomas Fraser-Holmes NSW
Felicity Galvez NSW
Katie Goldman QLD
Melissa Gorman QLD
Marieke Guehrer VIC
Jayden Hadler QLD
Samantha Hamill QLD
Belinda Hocking VIC
Geoffrey Huegill NSW
Robert Hurley NSW
Leisel Jones VIC
Sarah Katsoulis VIC
Yolane Kukla QLD
Andrew Lauterstein NSW
Grace Loh VIC
James Magnussen NSW
Samantha Marshall NSW
Alice Mills QLD
Kenrick Monk QLD
Meagen Nay QLD
Kylie Palmer QLD
Mitchell Patterson NSW
Leiston Pickett QLD
Cameron Prosser VIC
Kyle Richardson QLD
Brenton Rickard QLD
Jessicah Schipper QLD
Emily Seebohm QLD
Christian Sprenger QLD
Hayden Stoeckel SA
Eamon Sullivan NSW
Tessa Wallace QLD
Christopher Wright QLD
Benjamin Austin NSW
Blake Cochrane QLD
Ellie Cole VIC
Matthew Cowdrey SA
Peter Leek NSW
Andrew Pasterfield NSW
Annabelle Williams QLD

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