Borobi is ready for the Games

Isis Town and Country - - Sport -

MEET Borobi – the 2018 Gold Coast Com­mon­wealth Games mas­cot – who looks like an Aussie Poke­mon char­ac­ter based on Blinky Bill.

De­signed by Bris­bane teacher Mer­ri­lyn Krohn, the mas­cot was re­vealed this week.

Ms Krohn’s con­cept was cho­sen from 4000 en­tries sub­mit­ted to a na­tion­wide com­pe­ti­tion.

Com­mon­wealth Games Min­is­ter Stir­ling Hinch­liffe said: “Borobi, the Yugem­bah lan­guage name for koala, is a great mas­cot, a great way of telling a broader story for the Gold Coast.”

“It’s also a great Queens­land symbol.”

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