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England celebrate winning gold in the 4x100m relay

Loughborough-graduate Harry Aikines-Aryeetey (left) celebrates winning gold with his England team mates in the men’s 4x100m relay final (Photo credit: PA Images)

Second Super Saturday sees Loughborough take six medals

On the tenth day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, an incredible six medals were won by Loughborough athletes.

In athletics, Loughborough graduate Harry Aikines-Aryeetey won gold in the 4x100m relay, current student Morgan Lake took silver in the high jump, and alum Jake Wightman won a bronze over the 1500m.

On the basketball court student Mollie Campbell and graduate Georgia Jones helped England take silver, and two medals were also won on the hockey pitch, where several Loughborough alumni helped secure a bronze medal for England’s men and women.

Loughborough-graduate Harry Aikines-Aryeetey managed to improve on his silver from Glasgow today, taking gold with his England team mates in the men’s 4x100m relay final. They stormed to a win in a time of 38.13s, ahead of South Africa and sprint-giants Jamaica who finished third. Harry ran the last leg of the relay against Jamaica’s Yohan Blake, the second fastest man of all time, and against South Africa’s Akani Simbine, who won the 100m final earlier this week.

Harry now holds medals in the relay from the Commonwealth Games, the World Championships and the European Championships, which is an incredibly impressive feat.

He commented: “I did what I did to hang on. I tried to make sure the team was where we needed to be to stay first. We're so proud to represent our nation. This is what we're about, we've been cheering for our teammates and our teammates have been cheering for us. No one understands that this sport may be small to some, but it is massive to us. For the people who came out and supported us, thank you.”

Keep up to date with all the latest about Loughborough’s students, alumni and campus-based athletes as they compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on our dedicated Gold Coast website or by following @LboroGC2018 on Twitter.

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