Commonwealth Games 2022 roundup

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Loughborough highlights, day five

Loughborough athletes won an incredible nine medals on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

On an amazing night in the second city, Loughborough-linked personnel won medals in swimming, basketball, wheelchair basketball, and track and field. To read more about this unbelievable feat of sporting drama, visit the below link:

Elsewhere, in hockey, England Women made it three wins out of three after alumna Giselle Ansley’s early deflected opener set them on their way to a hard-fought 3-1 win versus India.

Fellow alumna Maddie Hinch produced some smart saves in the England goal whilst current students Izzy Petter and Ellie Rayer both played their part in a professional performance.

At Edgbaston, England Women’s T20 cricket team convincingly beat South Africa by 26 runs to close in on the semi-finals.

Loughborough-linked Amy Jones (36) and Katherine Brunt (38) impressed with the bat as the hosts posted 167-5. 

England’s place was confirmed as New Zealand beat Sri Lanka on Tuesday evening and they will qualify as group winners if they beat New Zealand on Thursday.

In netball, there was a real Loughborough feel at the NEC as Team England made it four wins in a row to overcome Uganda 56-35 and make the semi-finals.

England’s side included University alumnae Jade Clarke and Jo Harten as Uganda lined up with familiar faces of their own in alumna Peace Proscovia and current Lightning shooter Mary Cholhok.

On a busy day of athletics heats, Loughborough-based Sophie McKinna qualified for the Women’s shot put final on Wednesday (8.05pm) with a throw of 16.70m. Also in the throws, another Loughborough-based athlete, Lawrence Okoye, recorded 63.79m in the discus to make Thursday’s final.