Commonwealth Games 2022 roundup

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Loughborough highlights, day 10

England Women won a historic hockey gold on the penultimate day of action at the Commonwealth Games.

Loughborough-linked Izzy Petter (current student), Ellie Rayer (current student) Giselle Ansley, Maddie Hinch, Laura Unsworth, Lizzie Neal (all alumnae), Sabbie Heesh (former player), and David Ralph (alumnus) will all return home with the title to their name.

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In a dramatic final night of the athletics and Para athletics programme at Alexander Stadium, Beth Dobbin and Scotland were awarded bronze following England’s disqualification in the Women’s 4x400m Relay.

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Sunday morning also saw a hat-trick of medals for Loughborough.

Loughborough College learner Daryll Neita added to her earlier bronze medal by winning silver in the Women’s 4x100m Relay, and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey also picked up a gold medal for running in the heats in England’s winning Men’s 4x100m Relay side.

In Table Tennis, another Loughborough College learner, Ross Wilson, secured bronze with victory over Nigeria’s Tajudeen Agunbiade.

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Elsewhere, both the Women’s Cricket and Women’s Netball sides suffered heartbreak in their respective bronze medal matches.

The cricketers were beaten comfortably at Edgbaston in the T20 versus New Zealand. Opting to bat first, England could only post 110, with alumna Nat Sciver (alumna) top scoring with 27.

New Zealand soon rattled off the required runs in fewer than 12 overs to take a routine eight-wicket victory versus the hosts.

In the NEC, New Zealand were once again a thorn in England’s side as they edged out the defending Commonwealth champions, 55-48.

Despite beating the Silver Ferns in the group stage, they left themselves too much to do as New Zealand comfortably held on to make the podium.

In badminton, Chloe Birch is guaranteed at least a silver in the Women’s doubles.

Birch and her partner Lauren Smith won their semi-final 2-0 against Australia’s Hsuan Yu Wendy Chen and Gronya Somerville and will now Play Malaysia’s Thinaah Muralitharan and Pearly Tan in the gold medal match on Monday (10.30am).

And in squash, alumnus Daryl Selby is also guaranteed at least silver after progressing to the Men’s doubles final.

Selby and partner Adrian Waller won 2-1 against Scotland’s Greg Lobban and Rory Stewart in the semi-finals, and will now play James Willstrop and Declan James in an all-England affair for gold on Monday (1pm).