Tenth place finish for Loughborough in Gold Coast 2018 Games medal table

If Loughborough University were a country it would have been tenth in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal table – ahead of Jamaica and Kenya.

It has been a tremendous Games for Loughborough’s athletes, who together won 30 medals – eight gold, 12 silver and 10 bronze.

More than 85 Loughborough students, alumni and campus-based athletes competed in seven different sports for nine different countries during the course of the Games.

Their combined efforts have given the University a top ten ranking in the Commonwealth Games.

Loughborough Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison said: “We are all incredibly proud of every single one of our athletes who competed in the Commonwealth Games.

“Years of commitment, dedication, sacrifice and training go into making an elite athlete, and to even be selected to compete is a huge achievement.

“From the entire Loughborough family, I would like to offer my congratulations.”

To read more about Loughborough University’s 2018 Commonwealth Games experience visit our Gold Coast website.

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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 to study sports-related subjects in the 2018 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 6th in the Guardian University League Table 2018, 7th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 and 10th in The UK Complete University Guide 2018. It was also named Sports University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

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.