On an incredible evening, Adam Peaty returned to winning ways to claim a maiden Commonwealth 50m breaststroke title at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre.
Peaty – who had previously stated that this would be his last ever Commonwealth Games race –looked formidable as he powered to victory, showing an outcry of emotion as he touched the wall in 26.76 seconds. Australian Sam Williamson finished second, with Scotland's Ross Murdoch third.
Tuesday saw track and field events commence at the 2022 Games, and Loughborough’s unbelievable night continued to reach new heights at Alexander Stadium.
Wales’ Olivia Breen secured gold in a Loughborough 1-2 in the Women's T37/38 100m, as double Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn had to settle for silver.
In a dramatic race, Breen stormed through for her second Commonwealth gold after winning the long jump T38 title at Gold Coast 2018.
Olivia Breen celebrates after winning gold. Image provided by PA/Alamy.
The Loughborough medals just kept coming as current student Molly Caudery capped a brilliant season by clinching silver in the Women's Pole Vault after clearing 4.45m.
The 22-year-old bettered her 5th place finish at Gold Coast by producing a performance senior to her years to make a magnificent podium in Birmingham.
In the final race of an engrossing evening, Loughborough-based Hannah Cockcroft took a dominant gold in Women’s T-33-34 100m. The seven-time Paralympic gold medallist won her first-ever Commonwealth title in a new Games record of 16.84 seconds.
Staying on the track, Emmanuel Oyinbo Coker (Loughborough College) took the Men's T45-47 100m title in style and celebrated wildly with his family.
Elsewhere, another gold was added to Loughborough’s growing tally as Jamell Anderson helped England to victory in the Men’s 3x3 basketball by beating Australia, 17-16.
Molly Caudery celebrates inside Alexander Stadium. Image provided by PA/Alamy.
Earlier in the day, Alumna Amy Conroy made history by winning bronze for England in the first-ever Commonwealth Games wheelchair basketball competition.
Conroy, a graduate in Social Psychology, will be thrilled to make the podium after edging out opponents Scotland in a thriller, 12-10.
Late on in the penultimate night of swimming action, Loughborough swimmers added another two superb medals to the collection.
James Wilby and current student Lauren Cox both starred in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay as Team England took bronze and fellow alumnus James Hollis also secured an excellent bronze in the Men’s 100m Butterfly S10 category.
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