Glory in Glasgow for Hunter's Olympics Sports Scholarship holders

Gold medallist Maddison Elliott  celebrates after winning the Women's 100m Freestyle S8 Final in a new world record time of 1:05.32 seconds. Photo: Getty Images.

Gold medallist Maddison Elliott celebrates after winning the Women's 100m Freestyle S8 Final in a new world record time of 1:05.32 seconds. Photo: Getty Images.

Bronze medalists Aaron Royle, Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Ryan Bailie of Australia celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Triathlon Mixed Team's Relay.  Photo: Getty Images.

Bronze medalists Aaron Royle, Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Ryan Bailie of Australia celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Triathlon Mixed Team's Relay. Photo: Getty Images.

TWO past and present Greater Building Society Olympics Sports Scholarship holders bagged medals in the opening two days of competition at the Commonwealth Games.

Gillieston Heights 15-year-old Maddison Elliott starred in the pool in Glasgow on the opening night of competition, winning the 100-metre freestyle S8 category in the world-record time of one minute, 5.32 seconds.

Newcastle triathlete Aaron Royle took bronze as part of Australia's mixed relay team.

Royle completed the quickest stage of any athlete on the day, including brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, who took home medals for England in the individual and mixed relay triathlon events.

Elliott and Royle have been among Hunter athletes awarded $2000 scholarships for potential in an Olympic sport, which is sponsored by the Greater Building Society and managed by Hunter Academy of Sport.

Other Hunter athletes to bring home the bling include Thomas Fraser-Holmes, of Newcastle, with gold and silver. He stormed home in the final lap of the 200m freestyle with a personal best of 1 minute 45.08 seconds to upset Australian champion Cameron McEvoy then backed up to finish second in the 400m individual medley.

Nulkaba shooter Daniel Repacholi also won gold in the 10m air pistol event.


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