Gold Coast, Australia - April 4-15, 2018, the Gold Coast will create its own slice of history when it hosts the 21st Commonwealth Games. The Commonwealth Games have been conducted every four years (except for 1942 and 1946 due to World War II) since 1930. The Commonwealth Games have become a modern sporting spectacular that now includes 71 nations and over 6,000 athletes.
The Commonwealth Games brings together the members of the Commonwealth of Nations in an effort to raise the bar of sport for all humanity and provide a level playing field where athletes compete in a spirit of friendship and fair play.
Sophomore EC swimmer, Alex Sobers, will represent his home country of Barbados. Sobers is competing in the 200 LCM freestyle (Friday, April 6), 100 LCM freestyle (Saturday, April 7), and the 50 LCM freestyle (Monday, April 9).
Sobers was the first EC athlete to compete in the Olympics (Rio 2016) and the first EC athlete to compete at a World Championships (Windsor, Canada 2016 and Budapest, Hungary 2017). Now Sobers is the first EC athlete to compete in the Commonwealth Games.
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