Melanie Schlanger was part of the 4 x 100 metre women’s freestyle relay team, which managed to snag gold at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games last week.July 29, 2014 3:25am
Australian swimmers and Deni Ute Muster ambassadors Chris Wright and Melanie Schlanger. This photo of the couple was taken in Deniliquin last year.
There has been a flood of best wishes and congratulatory messages from the Deniliquin community for new world record holder Melanie Schlanger.
Melanie added another Commonwealth Gold Medal to her trophy cabinet when she was part of last week’s awesome 4
She has endeared herself to the Deniliquin community since being offered sponsorship by Russell Tait and Vicki Meyer, of Deniliquin Freighters.
This has led to a number of trips to the region, including a role as ambassador of the Deni Ute Muster.
Deniliquin Mayor Lindsay Renwick congratulated Melanie on her latest achievement.
‘‘It was fantastic to see her win a Commonwealth Games’ Gold Medal and break a world record,’’ Cr Renwick said.
‘‘I am sure everyone in Deniliquin and district will join me in offering our best wishes to Melanie on a job well done.’’
Deniliquin Play on the Plains Festival Ltd general manager Kate Pitt echoed the thoughts of the mayor.
‘‘Melanie and her partner, butterfly swimmer Chris Wright, enjoyed last year’s Ute Muster and we’re looking forward to having them back again in October,’’ she said.
‘‘It will be wonderful to have a world record holder at our event.’’
Melanie teamed with sisters Bronte and Cate Campbell and Emma McKeon to take 0.74 seconds off the previous world record, which stood since 2009 and was set during the sport’s supersuit era.
Melanie, who had anchored the team’s gold medal success at London Olympic Games, took the second leg of the swim in Glasgow.
She has had a frustrating past year battling rib injuries, but showing true determination returned to her scintillating best for the 2014 Games.
Melanie was quoted in media reports after the swim as saying: ‘‘I don’t think we’ll wipe the smiles off our faces for a while. To know that you’re the best in the world and no-one’s better, that’s up there. I can’t really describe it, to be honest.’’
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