I was working on my thesis last night, and had the Commonwealth Games showing on the tv in the background. All of a sudden I heard Ray Warren (the announcer) shout “Fargus is going to get gold”! The name Fargus was familiar to me, as I used to train with a girl called Joanna Fargus when I used to live in Hong Kong. So out of curiousity I went to watch the end of the final lap of the 200m backstroke.
Initially I thought Ray was calling the race wrong, because there was an English swimmer coming in second, and it could have been Joanna Fargus. I was amazed to find that at the end of the race that the Australian swimmer was indeed the Joanna Fargus that I used to train with under Captain Harry Wright’s tutelage in Hong Kong! Glad to see that someone from the Mantas/LRC swim team continued to be successful with their swimming!