Brandon Starc of Australia during the mens highjump final on day seven of competition at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast, Australia, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Brandon Starc jumps for joy after winning Commonwealth gold

The Commonwealth Games medals keep coming for Stellar athletes with Brandon Starc the latest to claim gold.

Brandon took top spot in the men’s high jump adding a centimetre to his personal best with a clearance of 2.32m.

The Australian 24-year-old was elated after the victory saying: “”It’s just unreal. Just incredible, I have no words. I knew I was in good form, I just had to back myself and believe in myself.”

Brandon’s representative at Stellar, Dave Scott, said gold was a just reward for Brandon’s dedication to his chosen sport.

Dave added: “Brandon is a big-time performer. In Olympic and World Championships finals he has proved his ability to jump under pressure.

“On the Gold Coast that ability led to a gold medal. I am incredibly proud of him and his coach Alex Stewart, especially after the hard work they put in after his ankle injury in 2017 led to him missing the World Championships. Gold is a fitting reward for the dedication they have.”

Brandon’s success comes hot on the heels of fellow Stellar clients Michelle-Lee Ahye’s gold in the women’s 100m and Melissa Courtney bronze in the 1500m.

There’s been more success for Stellar clients elsewhere in the Games, too.

 

Eliza McCartney took silver in the pole vault, adding to her Bronze medal Rio Olympics with a jump of 4.70m.

18-year-old Niamh Emerson took bronze in the heptathlon, battling strongly towards the end of the contest to get herself into a podium position.

Shara Proctor won bronze in the  women’s long jump with a jump of 6.75m, made more special as she was unable to complete the final two rounds because of injury.

Melissa Courtney claimed bronze in the 1500m with a new personal best of  4:03.44.