An ecstatic Alexandra Croak waves to her friends and family after receiving her silver medal for the Women?s Synchronised 10m P
An ecstatic Alexandra Croak waves to her friends and family after receiving her silver medal for the Women?s Synchronised 10m P

Alex dives into Games history



A MEDAL in the lawn bowls at the next Commonwealth Games ? could that be the new goal of former Coffs Harbour gymnast turned diver Alexandra Croak?

Her thrilled dad, Mike, joked on Wednesday night that he wouldn't rule out a trifecta for his talented 22-year-old daughter who with Melissa Wu claimed the silver medal in the Women's Synchronised 10m Platform.

"She won a social lawn bowls competition recently and now reckons she'd like to take that up," Mr Croak laughed.

Winning both a gold and silver medal in the gymnastics at the Manchester Commonwealth Games in 2002, Alex is the first Australian women to compete at consecutive Commonwealth Games in different sports, and after Wednesday night goes down in the history books for winning medals at both outings.

Retiring from gymnastics just two years ago, Alex has worked hard to make a name for herself in diving.

"Her entire family was thrilled with her achievements and she's proven the sacrifices and hard work have all been worth it," Mr Croak said.

As for Alex, she was ecstatic, all smiles and proudly waving and blowing kisses to her family and friends in a sea of Aussie flags in the stands during the medal ceremony.

"Yeah, I really like the silver now I've seen it up close," she said.

"I'm just really stoked to come out of this with a silver medal after getting gold and silver in Manchester."



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