TOP CONTENDER:  Lakeisha Patterson is one of four Caboolture athletes set compete at the Commonwealth Games.
TOP CONTENDER: Lakeisha Patterson is one of four Caboolture athletes set compete at the Commonwealth Games. SUPPLIED

Caboolture boasts top talent set to compete at Games

MULTI SPORT: A strong contingent from Caboolture are gearing up to stamp their mark on the Commonwealth Games stage.

The area will boast four athletes with each set to contest a different sport at the Gold Coast.

In the pool, Lakeisha Patterson is set to make a splash in the S8 50m freestyle and S9 100m freestyle events.

She was confident heading into the Games, building off past international experiences.

"My first Games were at Glasgow when I was 15,” she said.

"That was my first senior team, first time representing Australia and first time leaving Australia so I think I definitely have got a bit more experience now.

"I know what to expect so I have a little bit more knowledge that I hope will guide me along the way.”

And after recently earning as world record at the national swim trials Patterson is also in fine form for medal success.

"I'm going into the Games with not too many expectations and I just want to take it as it comes and make sure I enjoy the experience and really take in the fact that it is a home Games as well as obviously doing my best and going for that gold,” she said.

In the ring, boxing talent Liam Wilson is set to fight his way through the competition in the 64kg weight class.

Wilson, 21, stands with a good shot at medalling considering he already boasts being a five-time Australian champion, nine-time Queensland champion and six-time Australian Golden Gloves winner.

Meanwhile, Jodie Kenny, will run out as a defensive force as part of the Hockeyroos team.

She managed to claw her way back into the team after spending more than a year away from the sport, and giving birth to her son Harrison. She boasts plenty of experience having competed at the Rio Olympics and nearing the 200 cap mark for the national side.

Evania Pelite will test her mettle against some of the world's best on the Rugby Sevens field.

She is also an athlete which boasts some top international experience after being part of the Australian squad which won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016.



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