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21 March 2006 PR 06/30

Loughborough University’s Melbourne medals smash Manchester target

Loughborough University’s sportsmen and women are putting on a fantastic show at Melbourne’s Commonwealth Games – helping to secure 20 medals for the home nations.

The Loughborough medal count has now over taken what was thought to be a phenomenal and unsurpassable 18 won on home turf at the Manchester Games in 2002.

The most recent Loughborough successes in Melbourne include a second Gold for Caitlin McClatchey in the 400m Freestyle, with Liam Tancock also securing a Gold in the 100m Backstroke. In Badminton Donna Kellogg has taken a team Silver medal and Lisa Dobriskey has claimed a Gold on the track in the 1,500m.

The performance of Loughborough’s athletes in the Games is now attracting national attention and acclaim as the sensational results for the home nations unfold.

Caitlin McClatchey

The medal table below gives an impression of the scale of Loughborough’s success and below it is the University’s ‘roll of honour’ after nearly six days of competition in Melbourne.

Commonwealth Games medal table after Day 5/6:

  G S B
Australia 50 45 39
England 20 24 19
India 14 8 4
Scotland 8 5 7
Canada 10 20


Loughborough University 8 9 3
SouthAfrica 8 4 9
Jamaica 4 2 1
Malaysia 3 3 4
New Zealand 2 4 10
Nigeria 2 3 2
Wales 2 0 6
Singapore 1 2 3
Kenya 1 2 1
Cyprus 1 1 1
P New Guinea 1 1 0
Isle of Man 1 0 1
Pakistan 1 0 1
Ghana 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 1 0 0
Tanzania 1 0 0
Nauru 0 1 0
Cameroon 0 1 2
Bahamas 0 1 0
Bangladesh 0 1 0
Northern Ireland 0 1 0
Malta 0 1 0
Trinidad & Tob 0 0 2
Fiji 0 0 1
Seychelles 0 0 1

* Table correct to 10.00am GMT Tues 21 March

Loughborough University ‘roll of honour’ to date:

Gold medals

Caitlin McClatchey (Scotland) 200m Freestyle (British & Commonwealth Record)
(Current student: Year 1 – Politics)

Caitlin McClatchey (Scotland) 400m Freestyle
(Current student: Year 1 – Politics)

David Carry (Scotland) 400m Freestyle
(Trains full time in Loughborough swim programme)

Ross Davenport (England) 200m Freestyle
(Trains full time in Loughborough swim programme)

Alex Scotcher (England)
(Current student: Year 3 – PIRES) 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
with Dean Milwain and Ross Davenport
(Train full time in Loughborough swim programme)

David Carry (Scotland) 400m Individual Medley (British Record)
(Trains full time in Loughborough swim programme)

Liam Tancock (England) 100m Backstroke (British & Commonwealth Record)
(Current student: Loughborough College)

Lisa Dobriskey (England) Women’s 1,500m
Graduate 2005: English

Silver medals

Liam Tancock (England) 50m Backstroke (British & Commonwealth Record)
(Current student: Loughborough College)

James Gibson (England) 100m Breaststroke
(Current student: PIRES)

Euan Dale (Scotland)
(Current student: Year 2 – Business School) 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
with David Carry
(Train full time in Loughborough swim programme)

Mel Marshall (England)
(Graduate 2005: Loughborough College) 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay
with Julia Beckett
(Current student: Year 2 – Sports Science)

Andy Vilk (England) Rugby Sevens
(Graduate 2003: Geography)

Euan Dale (Scotland) 400m Individual Medley
(Current student: Year 2 – Business School)

Mel Marshall (England) 200m Backstroke
(Graduate 2005: Loughborough College)

Mel Marshall (England) 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay
(Graduate 2005: Loughborough College)
with Amy Smith
(Current student: Year 1 Sports Science)
with Ros Brett
(Graduate 2001: Sports Science)

Donna Kellogg (England) Badminton – Mixed Team
Graduate 1999: Sports Science

Bronze medals

Mel Marshall (England) 200m Freestyle
(Graduate 2005: Loughborough College)

Mel Marshall (England) 100m Backstroke
(Graduate 2005: Loughborough College)

Haley Tullett (Wales) Women’s 1,500m
Graduate 1995: Sports Science

For a full update on the achievements of Loughborough University’s athletes in the 2006 Commonwealth Games visit:



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Notes for editors:

Loughborough has an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry, and unrivalled sporting achievement. Assessments of teaching quality by the Quality Assurance Agency place it in the top flight of UK universities; the National Student Survey ranked Loughborough equal first among full-time students; and industry highlights the University in its top five for graduate recruitment. Around 40% of Loughborough’s income is for research, and 60% for teaching. The University has been awarded five Queen's Anniversary Prizes: for its collaboration with aerospace and automotive companies such as BAE Systems, Ford and Rolls Royce; for its work in developing countries; for pioneering research in optical engineering; for its world-leading role in sports research, education and development; and for its outstanding work in evaluating and helping to develop social policy-related programmes.

In 2006 Loughborough celebrates the 40th anniversary of its University Charter, awarded on 19 April 1966 in recognition of the excellence achieved by Loughborough College of Advanced Technology and its predecessor Colleges. Loughborough University of Technology was renamed Loughborough University in 1996.

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