Double Olympic bronze medallist Cameron McEvoy of Australia has been named as the second official ambassador of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The 22-year-old, who was born in Gold Coast and earned bronze medals in the 4x100 metres freestyle and medley relays at Rio 2016, was unveiled at a ceremony held at the North Sydney Olympic Pool.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Olympic swimming gold medallist Giaan Rooney, who now works as a commentator, were in attendance at the event.
They were joined by Commonwealth Games Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, Gold Coast 2018 chairman Peter Beattie and chief executive Mark Peters.
McEvoy, who also won three medals at the 2015 World Swimming Championships in Kazan, follows in the footsteps of Olympic 100m gold medallist Sarah Pearson, who was revealed as the first 2018 Commonwealth Games ambassador back in July.
To mark the occasion, McEvoy was given a commemorative surfboard by Gold Coast 2018.
"I’m excited to join the Gold Coast 2018 family and play my part in the promotion of this international event," McEvoy said.
"To have the Commonwealth Games in my own backyard, the place I call home, will be a special time; it’s a great opportunity to share the experience with my family and friends.
"The Gold Coast is one of the best places in the world to live, train and compete.
"I can’t wait for the next wave of sporting stars from the Commonwealth to experience our Games, the Gold Coast and Australia."
Gold Coast 2018 are set to announce a number of high-profile Australian athletes who will be ambassadors for the Games in Gold Coast in the lead-up to the event, which gets underway with the Opening Ceremony on April 4.
"Cam and Sally have extremely important roles to fill over the coming 575 days," Beattie added.
"They will be two of the bright faces of the largest event to be held in this country this decade and the part they will play in inviting the world to our shores cannot be underestimated.
"They both bring unique blends of sporting calibre, personality and humility to their ambassadorships and there is no doubt they will make the roles their own.
"It’s great to welcome Cam to the Gold Coast 2018 family today."