A whopping 435 athletes will represent Australia at this year’s Commonwealth Games — 76 para-athletes, eight guides and 351 able-bodied athletes.
When you add it all together, that’s a lot of life experience — but when you break it down, some of our competitors have a little more than others.
There’s almost 50 years separating the oldest and youngest Australian athletes heading to Birmingham — but 63-year-old Cheryl Lindfield and 14-year-old Charli Petrov are both making their Commonwealth Games debuts.
Here are some of our youngest and oldest competitors and what events to catch them in.
Petrov will be the youngest athlete to don the green and gold in Birmingham, diving in the 10m platform synchro alongside Olympic and…