1954 – Queensland Commonwealth Games Gold

“Thousands of visitors and locals have already headed to the Gold Coast to see the impressive opening ceremony and watch the athletes compete, while many more are glued to the TV or watching the action online.  One of the Sunshine Coast’s greatest athletes, Jim Achurch, was Queensland’s very first competitor to attend the Commonwealth Games.  He won gold for Australia in 1954 for javelin and in 1991 was inducted into the Sunshine Coast Sports Hall of Fame.”  For full story click here.