SUSSEX Inlet’s Jasmine Greenwood has just finished competing at her first Commonwealth Games – at the tender age of just 13.
The Shoalhaven High School student, who was the youngest member of Australia’s 474-strong Commonwealth Games team at the 2018 Gold Coast event – finished with two fifth places in her two events.
Her first event of the schedule was the women's SM10 200m individual medley, in which both the heat and final took place on Saturday, April 7.
In the morning’s heat, she clocked a time of 2:37.44 before swimming even quicker in the evening’s final (2:34.97).
That was behind eventual winner Sophie Pascoe (New Zealand) – who clocked a time of 2:27.72.
Second went to Canada’s Aurelie Rivard (2:31.79), with third being Australia’s Katherine Downie (2:31.81).
Two days later, Greenwood returned to the water, for the heat and final of the women's SB9 100m breaststroke.
Her time of 1:26.61 was quick enough to qualify her for the final that evening.
Again the Bay and Basin Amateur Swim Club member swam faster when it mattered, hitting the wall in a time of 1:25.23.
That time saw her secure fifth position, behind eventual gold medal winner Pascoe (1:18.09) and minor medals going to Australian Paige Leonhardt (1:18.81 ) and Australian Madeleine Scott (1:19.98).