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08 August, 2022 Community

Gold for Charli

After a near-perfect performance, Charli (8H) and Melissa Wu took out the gold in the Women’s 10m Synchronised Diving at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. With a score of 306.00, the duo outperformed English pair Eden Cheng and Andrea Spendolini Sirieix (298.86) by 7.14 points, while fellow English duo Robyn Birch and Emily Martin (287.88) went home with bronze.

Charli is the youngest Australian athlete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Her diving partner, Melissa Wu, is competing in her fifth Commonwealth Games and feels energised and excited by Charli’s commitment to the sport. “Charli is young, but she’s also really mature. It’s been a lot of fun to get to know her. I feel like all the firsts she has experienced, I’m experiencing them again.” Melissa Wu told the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Birmingham.

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    Charli (8H) and Melissa Wu took out gold in the Women's 10m Synchronised Diving
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    Charli and Melissa Wu competing in the Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Final. Photo credit: Ryan Pierse, Getty Images

After very much enjoying competing in her first Commonwealth Games, Charli says she looks forward to hopefully competing in the Paris Olympics in 2024.

The entire St Michael’s community is enormously proud of Charli, not just for her gold medal winning performance but for the grit and courage she has shown throughout the Games. Congratulations on winning your first gold medal Charli, we know your future is bright.

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    Charli and her diving partner Messlia Wu practicing for the Women's Synchronised 10m Platform Final. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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    Charli and Melissa Wu diving. Photo credit: Getty Images