Olympic silver medalists Talikua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Salar are aiming to win gold at this year’s Commonwealth Games.
The duo were named Australia’s women’s pair at Birmingham 2022, where they will aim to improve their silver medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and last year’s Tokyo Olympics.
“I’m grateful for another chance to wear green gold and represent my people,” said Clancy, the first indigenous player to represent Australia in beach volleyball.
“Sport is an incredible place to showcase our beautiful culture, and the Commonwealth Games are no different.
“Mariafe and I really want to turn our gold from the Gold Costa in 2018 into gold.
“I can’t wait to come there and show the world what we’re made of.”
These will be the second Commonwealth Games for Clancy and Del Solar, as well as for Chris McHugh, with all three appearing when the sport debuted at the Gold Coast.
Paul Burnett is competing in this year’s McHugh competition as Australia seeks to defend the gold medal won four years ago.
The men’s pair tested their combination at the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships last November, and McHugh, who won the first Commonwealth Beach Volleyball Championships at the Gold Coast with Damien Schumann, who is now retired, delighted. their prospects head to Birmingham.
“The Gold Medal on the Gold Coast was a phenomenal achievement for the Lady and me, and it will stay with us forever,” McHugh said.
“But this is a new team in which Paul is playing in his first Commonwealth Games, and we have our own goals, which we strive to achieve every day.”