Fighting twins in Australia's Commonwealth Games team

Updated: 02 August 2010 16:45 IST

Australia's first boxing twins are in a 10-strong team for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association said on

Fighting twins in Australia's Commonwealth Games team

Sydney :

Australia's first boxing twins are in a 10-strong team for the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in October, the Australian Commonwealth Games Association said on Monday.

Andrew Moloney will compete in the light-flyweight 46-49kg category, while his 19-year-old twin brother, Jason, will fight in the 49-52kg flyweight class.

The Moloney siblings will be the third set of twins to represent Australia at the Commonwealth Games.

Legendary cricketers Mark and Steve Waugh competed at the Kuala Lumpur Games in 1998, while road cyclists Remo and Sal Sansonetti competed at the 1978 Edmonton Games and were flag bearers at the opening ceremony.

Five teenagers will make their debut in New Delhi, with 2006 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Luke Jackson (lightweight 56-60kg) the most experienced member of the Australian contingent.

One of Australia's hottest young boxing prospects Damien Hooper will compete in the middleweight 69-75kg class.

Hooper, 18, won a silver medal at the 2010 World Youth Championships and will represent Australia at next month's inaugural Youth Olympics in Singapore.

The super heavyweight and veteran of the team at 29 is Russian-born Alexey Mukhin.

Australia has won 59 medals throughout the history of the Commonwealth Games -- 13 gold, 14 silver and 32 bronze.

Team: 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).

Topics : Boxing
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