Swimmer James Wilby claims Loughborough’s first Commonwealth Games gold
Loughborough University student James Wilby has won Gold for Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, after a stunning late charge in the men's 200m breaststroke final saw him claim victory in a personal best time of 2:08.05.
It was a phenomenal performance by the Chemistry student, who swam under two minutes and 10 seconds for the first time to beat Scotland’s Ross Murdoch, the 2014 Commonwealth champion.
Watch James Wilby take gold on the BBC Sport Commonwealth Games website.
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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