Bond University cheers on Olympic finalists Maddie Groves and Cam McEvoy

August 11, 2016

Bond University staff and students, along with Bond Swimming Club supporters, will cheer on gold medal hopefuls Madeline Groves and Cameron McEvoy, as they compete in the finals at the Rio Olympics today, Thursday 11 August, in the Bond Sports Centre from 11.45am.

Dubbed Australia's next 'Madame Butterfly', Madeline Groves will be the first out of the blocks, taking on the 200 metre butterfly finals, after qualifying fastest in the semi-finals today.

Groves was awarded the 2015 Georgina Hope Rinehart Swimming Excellence Scholarship to Bond, and was last year named Bond University's Sportsperson of the Year.  She is studying a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences, but has taken time out to concentrate on realising her Olympic dream. 

Bond University Swimming Club's most high profile star, Cameron McEvoy, will then go for gold in the 100 metre freestyle finals.  McEvoy has qualified third-fastest for the finals and is a hot gold medal favourite.

Bond University medical student and Olympic gold medallist Melanie Wright (nee Schlanger) will be among the group cheering on their fellow Bondies as they compete in the biggest race of their lives.