Twins and teens in Australia's boxing squad for CWG
A set of identical twins highlighted the 10 strong Australian boxing squad, dominated by teenagers, announced on monday for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.india Updated: Aug 02, 2010 15:45 IST
A set of identical twins highlighted the 10 strong Australian boxing squad, dominated by teenagers, announced on monday for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi.
The 19 yr old Moloney brothers, Andrew and Jason, are set to become the first boxing twins to represent Australia at the Commonwealth level when they take the ring in the October 3 to 14 event.
While Andrew competes in the light fly weight 49kg division, Jason will be fighting it out in the fly weight 52kg
category in the squad announced on monday.
Andrew is a minute younger than Jason.
They join cricketers Mark and Steve Waugh (1998) and cyclists Remo and Salsonetti (1978) as only the third pair of twins to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.
The Moloneys are among five teenagers who will make their debuts in Delhi, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association said.
The 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Luke Jackson will be the most experienced member of the
Australian boxing contingent, the oldest member of which is Russian born super heavyweight pugilist Alexey Mukhin (29).
The squad has Andrew Moloney (light flyweight), Jason Moloney (flyweight), Ibrahim Balla (bantamweight), Luke
Jackson (lightweight), Luke Woods (light welterweight), Cameron Hammond (welterweight), Damien Hooper (middleweight), Dane Mulivai (light heavyweight), Giancarlo Squillace (heavyweight), Alexey Mukhin (super heavyweight).