Callus, Randall excited

Callus, Randall excited

The Australian swimming squad is already training in Kuala Lumpur. “There's excitement because I'm heading to my fourth Commonwealth Games, but there's also anxiousness to see what it's actually like over there,” said Callus, according to a release from the CWG Organising Committee on Sunday.

The 31-year-old member of the 4x100M freestyle relay silver-winning squad at the 2006 Melbourne Games said the recent controversies surrounding the Games haven’t had any impact on her. “They keep us updated on the security issues and how the Games Village is coming along... With this information, everyone can make informed decisions.

“For me personally, (the events in Delhi) have not impacted on my motivation. I want to go and compete. I am 110 percent ready to rock 'n' roll,” Callus said.

Callus was also the part of the team which won the 4x100M freestyle relay gold at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The 21-year-old Randall, who will compete alongside duet partner Olivia Allison, will leave for her training base in Doha on Monday before heading for Delhi. Randall said she was determined to better her silver medal effort in Melbourne.

“I'm just concentrating on training and trying to get the best out of the time before the Commonwealth Games, because we leave on Monday. We are focusing on training and putting in our best performance at the Games. Everything else is out of our hands. We just have to concentrate on what we do.

“The Commonwealth Gam-es are definitely a stepping stone to Olympic glory. It's a major competition for us and every competition is great for us to go out there and improve Great Britain's reputation in synchro,” Jenna added.

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