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Broome’s Zac Incerti helps Dolphins win relay gold at Birmingham Commonwealth Games

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Team Australia’s Zac Incerti celebrates winning gold in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games men's 4x100m freestyle relay final.
Camera IconTeam Australia’s Zac Incerti celebrates winning gold in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games men's 4x100m freestyle relay final. Credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Dual Olympic medallist and Broome Barracudas product, Zac Incerti, has won gold at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, beating the English and Canadian teams in the 4x100m freestyle relay final on Sunday morning.

Incerti was joined by teammates Flynn Southam, William Xu Yang and Kyle Chalmers in the relay in which they set a Games record winning time of 3 mins 11.12 seconds.

At the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, Incerti won gold in the 4x100m men’s freestyle final event and bronze in the 50m men’s backstroke.

Incerti is also a dual Olympic bronze medallist, claiming his first Olympic medal in his first event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games where he swam the second leg in the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay final. He also won bronze in the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay at the Tokyo Games.

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This year WA sent its biggest-ever group of athletes to a Commonwealth Games, with 53 of the State’s most elite athletes chosen to be part of the 433-strong Australian team consisting.

WA Institute of Sport chief executive Steve Lawrence said the State was starting to reap the benefits from the opening of the new high-performance training centre in 2017.

There had been a focus to improve the quality of track-and-field athletes, but there was depth across all sports, he said.

“It’s by far WA’s best-ever Games in terms of total representation and percentage of the Australian team, and the Commonwealth Games have never been more valuable to our athletes than now,” Lawrence said.

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