Commonwealth GamesGlasgow 2014

Loughborough Athletes in Glasgow

Over 120 athletes, representing 8 teams, across 10 sports.

Take a look at our students and athletes in action by watching our exciting new video.

Loughborough Athletes in Glasgow

Meet our
featured athletes

Find out more about some of the athletes and support staff who will be attending the Games, including netball player Becky James.

Loughborough Athletes in Glasgow

Over 120 athletes, representing 8 teams, across 10 sports.

Take a look at our students and athletes in action by watching our exciting new video.

Loughborough Athletes in Glasgow

Meet our
featured athletes

Find out more about some of the athletes and support staff who will be attending the Games, including netball player Becky James.

As it happened

Medal Table*

RankCountry
1 England 58 59 57
2 Australia 49 42 46
3 Canada 32 16 34
11 Loughborough 9 13 13

Our Tally*

* Correct as at 06:30 BST, 3 August, 2014.

Current BA Illustration student

Aisha ThorntonSwimmer

Aisha Thornton has been selected to represent Scotland the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.She recorded a huge lifetime best of 8:36.80 and achieved the required qualifying time for the 800m freestyle.

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE

Becky JamesNetball goal shooter

Loughborough Lightning goal shooter Becky James looks ahead to her recent selection for the Commonwealth Games and reflects on how the University has supported her in this achievement.

Current BA Illustration student

Henrietta PaxtonAthlete (Pole Vault)

Having being told she wouldn’t compete again, Scotland’s female pole vault record holder Henrietta Paxton talks about her tough journey to the Games and how she hopes the Scottish support will give her the home advantage.

Chemistry Student

James WilbySwimmer

At the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships James Wilby recorded a string of personal best times to secure his place at the Commonwealth Games.

Member of staff

Katherine BodenJudge for the women’s Artistic Gymnastics events

Katherine Boden, Administrator at the University’s Sports Technology Institute, is a qualified international gymnastics judge.She has been selected to be England’s representative on the judging panel for the women’s competitions.

Former student

Kylie RobilliardAthlete (100m Hurdles)

After missing out on the final of the 100m hurdles by an agonizingly tiny margin in Delhi 2010, Kylie Robilliard hopes that four years of hard training will have paid off to propel her into the final at Glasgow 2014.

Currently studying BSc Economics with Accounting

Lara Butler and Alex McCallumSwimmers

The Cayman Islands will be sending their largest contingent ever to the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including Loughborough swimmers Lara and Alex.

Graduate, Sports Scholar and Member of Staff

Laura WhittleDistance runner (5,000 metres)

Distance runner Laura Whittle will be competing in her first Commonwealth Games, after being selected by host nation Scotland.She has started her outdoor season well with victory in the 3000 metres at the annual Loughborough International event.

Current Sports Science Student

Matthew WrightTriathlon

Current University student Matthew Wright will be competing in his first Commonwealth Games after battling back to form following serious injury.Matt, who will be representing Barbados at the Games, was delighted to receive the call-up.

Graduate and Sports Scholar

Myra PerkinsAthlete (Hammer)

A lifetime best throw of 63.11m at this year’s Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) meet has propelled hammer thrower and University graduate Myra Perkins into the Scotland team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Current student and Sports Scholar

Niall FlanneryAthlete (400m Hurdles)

After an impressive season, winning two Championships and setting a new personal best of 48.80 seconds, England 400m Hurdler Niall Flannery hopes to make his first Commonwealth Games one to remember.

University graduate BSc Geography & Sport & Leisure Management

Phil BurgessRugby 7s

University graduate and England rugby sevens forward Phil Burgess talks about his recent selection for the Commonwealth Games and how the professional approach of the Loughborough Students team helped him get to where he is today.

Current student

Rachel JohncockAthlete (100m Sprint / 4x100m Relay)

A string of gold medal finishes in 2014 coupled with a lot of hard work has given Welsh sprinter Rachel Johncock the opportunity to experience her Commonwealth Games dream in Glasgow.

CURRENT STUDENT BSC SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

Rob SansbyGymnast

Robert Sansby will be competing in his first ever Commonwealth Games after a top ten finish at the 2014 Artistic Celtic Cup-Commonwealth Invitational event secured his place in the Wales squad.

GRADUATE, SPORTS SCHOLAR, MEMBER OF STAFF

Sarah HoltAthlete (Hammer)

After qualifying for her second Commonwealth Games, Loughborough Sport staff member and hammer thrower Sarah Holt is looking to learn from her experiences from 2010.

Current BA Illustration student

Aisha ThorntonSwimmer

Aisha Thornton has been selected to represent Scotland the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.She recorded a huge lifetime best of 8:36.80 and achieved the required qualifying time for the 800m freestyle.

UNIVERSITY GRADUATE

Becky JamesNetball goal shooter

Loughborough Lightning goal shooter Becky James looks ahead to her recent selection for the Commonwealth Games and reflects on how the University has supported her in this achievement.

Current BA Illustration student

Henrietta PaxtonAthlete (Pole Vault)

Having being told she wouldn’t compete again, Scotland’s female pole vault record holder Henrietta Paxton talks about her tough journey to the Games and how she hopes the Scottish support will give her the home advantage.

Chemistry Student

James WilbySwimmer

At the 2014 British Gas Swimming Championships James Wilby recorded a string of personal best times to secure his place at the Commonwealth Games.

Member of staff

Katherine BodenJudge for the women’s Artistic Gymnastics events

Katherine Boden, Administrator at the University’s Sports Technology Institute, is a qualified international gymnastics judge.She has been selected to be England’s representative on the judging panel for the women’s competitions.

Former student

Kylie RobilliardAthlete (100m Hurdles)

After missing out on the final of the 100m hurdles by an agonizingly tiny margin in Delhi 2010, Kylie Robilliard hopes that four years of hard training will have paid off to propel her into the final at Glasgow 2014.

Currently studying BSc Economics with Accounting

Lara Butler and Alex McCallumSwimmers

The Cayman Islands will be sending their largest contingent ever to the upcoming Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, including Loughborough swimmers Lara and Alex.

Graduate, Sports Scholar and Member of Staff

Laura WhittleDistance runner (5,000 metres)

Distance runner Laura Whittle will be competing in her first Commonwealth Games, after being selected by host nation Scotland.She has started her outdoor season well with victory in the 3000 metres at the annual Loughborough International event.

Current Sports Science Student

Matthew WrightTriathlon

Current University student Matthew Wright will be competing in his first Commonwealth Games after battling back to form following serious injury.Matt, who will be representing Barbados at the Games, was delighted to receive the call-up.

Graduate and Sports Scholar

Myra PerkinsAthlete (Hammer)

A lifetime best throw of 63.11m at this year’s Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) meet has propelled hammer thrower and University graduate Myra Perkins into the Scotland team for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Current student and Sports Scholar

Niall FlanneryAthlete (400m Hurdles)

After an impressive season, winning two Championships and setting a new personal best of 48.80 seconds, England 400m Hurdler Niall Flannery hopes to make his first Commonwealth Games one to remember.

University graduate BSc Geography & Sport & Leisure Management

Phil BurgessRugby 7s

University graduate and England rugby sevens forward Phil Burgess talks about his recent selection for the Commonwealth Games and how the professional approach of the Loughborough Students team helped him get to where he is today.

Current student

Rachel JohncockAthlete (100m Sprint / 4x100m Relay)

A string of gold medal finishes in 2014 coupled with a lot of hard work has given Welsh sprinter Rachel Johncock the opportunity to experience her Commonwealth Games dream in Glasgow.

CURRENT STUDENT BSC SPORTS TECHNOLOGY

Rob SansbyGymnast

Robert Sansby will be competing in his first ever Commonwealth Games after a top ten finish at the 2014 Artistic Celtic Cup-Commonwealth Invitational event secured his place in the Wales squad.

GRADUATE, SPORTS SCHOLAR, MEMBER OF STAFF

Sarah HoltAthlete (Hammer)

After qualifying for her second Commonwealth Games, Loughborough Sport staff member and hammer thrower Sarah Holt is looking to learn from her experiences from 2010.