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Adam Peaty celebrates after winning Commonwealth gold in the 50m breaststroke. Image provided by PA/Alamy.

Top six finish for Loughborough in 2022 Commonwealth Games medal table

If Loughborough was a country it would have finished sixth in the overall 2022 Commonwealth Games medal table – ahead of South Africa, Jamaica, and Nigeria.

It has been an incredible Games for Loughborough athletes who amassed a record haul of 47 medals – 14 gold, 17 silver, and 16 bronze.

More than 120 Loughborough-linked athletes – current students, alumni, those that train at the University, and Loughborough College learners – appeared in Birmingham, representing 11 different countries.

Loughborough highlights from the Games include:

CWG medal table

Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Chancellor and President of Loughborough University, said:

“We are hugely proud of the phenomenal efforts of all Loughborough athletes, coaches, and support staff who appeared at the Commonwealth Games.

“To finish sixth in the medal table is an incredible achievement and Loughborough’s performance on the world sporting stage is testament to the dedication, hard work, and commitment of all those involved.

“Everybody at Loughborough sends their congratulations to all that made Birmingham a remarkable Games.”

Loughborough’s dedicated 2022 Commonwealth Games website features all the news, videos, and medal tables from Birmingham.

Notes for editors

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Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2022 QS World University Rankings and University of the Year for Sport by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2022, and 10th in both the Guardian University League Table 2022 and the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.