Australia Wins GOLD in Japan

AUSTRALIA DISCOVERS NEW GOLDEN GIRLS ON THE BEACH IN JAPAN They went to Japan as a trial new partnership just to see how they might click with Commonwealth games selections around the corner. Well click they have! The new pairing of Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar has struck Gold at their first major tournament together. Cruising past Indonesia in the final of the Osaka Open in straight sets. 21-10 , 21-11. Australia senior Women’s coach Simon Naismith couldn’t contain his delight with the win “We thought we’d be able to come here and give the Gold Medal a good shake but it was really unknown how our skills would be so early in the season but the girls were just fantastic this whole tournament.” The dynamic duos path to the final was no easy one, having to face all the top guns including fellow Aussies Jess Ngaumo and Clancy’s Rio Olympics partner the experienced Louise Bawden. “The girls on their way to winning gold beat the three best teams. Aus