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Meet the 9 Indigenous athletes heading to the Commonwealth Games

When Alex Winwood was 15 years old he stepped into the boxing ring at the Eureka Boxing Gym in his hometown of Mandurah.

In 2020, the Noongar man became an Olympian, competing at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. 

Now, the 25-year-old is putting on the green and gold again and heading to the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK.

Mr Winwood is one of nine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes travelling to the games. It’s the largest number of Indigenous athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games, with six of those competing being Indigenous women.

Brandon Wakeling

This isn’t the first Commonwealth Games for Campbeltown-born weightlifter Brandon Wakeling, who competed in 2018 not long after his debut in the sport. In 2021, the Wonnarua man became the first Indigenous weightlifter to compete…

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