Commonwealth Games 2022 roundup

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Loughborough highlights, day three

Five medals were won by Loughborough-linked athletes on a phenomenal day three at the commonwealth games in Birmingham.

James Wilby’s incredible gold medal in the Men’s 100m breaststroke made the headlines as he secured his second podium finish of this year’s Commonwealth Games.

Current student Sophie Capewell won a bronze medal in the Women’s 500m time trial, showing incredible resilience to make the top three.

Back in the pool, alumna Abbie Wood won silver in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – her third medal of the Games. To read the full report on a night of high drama, see the below link:

Earlier in the day there were two more gold medal for Loughborough-linked athletes as Team England dominated the triathlon events.

Loughborough-based Commonwealth champion Alex Yee and alumna Sophie Coldwell both won in the Mixed Team Relay and Dave Ellis, guided by Luke Pollard, dominated the Men’s Para-triathlon to take gold. To read the full report, follow the link below:

Elsewhere, there was also a podium finish for Loughborough College learner Fraer Morrow who won the final medal of Saturday evening, clinching bronze in Women’s 55kg weightlifting category.

In gymnastics, Daniel Lee had the competition of his life in the Men’s all-round final, finishing a brilliant sixth with a score of 79.450. The alumnus, representing Jersey, did his nation proud, saying; “I couldn’t have asked for much more than that…to place top six is a dream come true.”

Team England Men’s hockey side recorded a 4-2 win over Wales in Pool B, with former Loughborough player Sam Ward among the scorers.