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Australia Excels At The Not-Olympic Games

Mary Ward is a not-Fairfax journalist.

Australian athletes have gone from strength to strength at the Glasgow not-Olympic Games.

The Aussies have battled against not-Olympic heavyweight nations such as the Isle of Man and Mauritius to stay on the top of the not-Olympic medal tally.

The young star of Australia’s not-Olympic squad, 18-year-old swimmer Caitlin Hallett, was thrilled to have won not-Olympic gold in the 175m empirestroke.

“Winning a not-Olympic medal has always been a dream of mine,” she said.

“But to do it at my first not-Olympic Games, and to break the not-Olympic record, is something that I’m really proud of.”

Hallett celebrated her not-Olympic victory by getting a tattoo of the not-Olympic rings: a netball ring, the One Ring and Ringo Starr.

“The not-Olympic rings mean so much to me. They are symbols of what is good about all of the nations that compete at the not-Olympics, and I am so glad to take them with me wherever I go,” she said.

The results from the games will have absolutely no bearing on how the athletes fare up against the US, Russia and China at the Olympic Games in 2016.

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