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Yamba’s cousins Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley proudly display their medals after taking out the Commonwealth Games Squash gold with their mixed doubles win on Saturday night. Images: Contributed

Urquhart and Pilley – Yamba’s Golden cousins

Lynne Mowbray | Yamba’s cousins Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley have done Australia proud after taking out Commonwealth Games squash gold with their mixed doubles win on Saturday night. Urquhart and Pilley defeated India’s Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal with their 11-8, 11-10 win in front of a huge contingent of family and friends who were there to watch them compete on home soil. Urquhart not only won her first Commonwealth Games gold; she also collected bronze with Rachael Grinham in the women’s doubles finals. Pilley has made history by becoming the first squash player to ever win three consecutive Commonwealth Games gold medals in doubles. Cameron’s parents Sue and Steve Pilley of Yamba said that there were around 20 family member’s court side, cheering the cousins on. “Cameron’s wife Line and their six-month old daughter Karla were also there,” said Sue. “It was just so exhilarating and a lot of yahooing going on. “When we finally got to catch up with Cameron and Donna after the medal ceremony, there were a lot of kisses, cuddles and tears all round. “They couldn’t wipe the smiles off their faces,” she said. Yamba’s Celia Sullohern had determination etched on her face, as she worked her way towards the front of the pack, during the Women’s 10,000 metre marathon. Celia who took out sixth place in the event, was one of the Aussie competitors displaying the true Aussie spirit of sportsmanship, as they waited at the finish line to clap home home Lesotho’s Lineo Chaka, who was the last competitor to cross the finish line. Celia also took out fifth place in the Women’s 5,000 metre marathon event.
Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley surrounded by family members on the squash court.
Gold medal winners Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley (centre) during the flag raising and medal ceremony.