Commonwealth Games 2018: Loughborough College students and alumni set to bring home 30 medals from the Gold Coast
Loughborough College students and alumni have delivered an inspirational performance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games over eleven days of world class competition on the Gold Coast and will be bringing home 30 medals, including 15 gold.
Fifty athletes from the College competed across 13 sports including para events and claimed an outstanding 15 gold, four silver and ten bronze medals.
Commonwealth Games 2018: England clinch double rugby sevens bronze
England has clinched double Commonwealth Games rugby sevens bronze.
On the final day of competition on the Gold Coast both the men’s and women’s teams won their respective medal matches.
There were three first-half tries on the way to a 24-19 victory over Canada for England women, whose squad features Loughborough College degree student Megan Jones and alumna Claire Allan.
The men's team were traling 14-0 at half-time before they came from behind to defeat South Africa 21-14.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Historic gold for England netballers
England netballers have secured the greatest result in their history to win their first Commonwealth Games gold medal.
Loughborough College alumna Helen Housby scored in the final second to give England a 52-51 victory over the favourites Australia.
A dramatic comeback over Jamaica in the semi-finals had secured them a spot in their first ever Commonwealth final and at half time the Roses were matching the hosts 25-25.
They then shocked the home crowd by overturning a four-point deficit in the final quarter to claim their dramatic win.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Loughborough College celebrates golden day ten
Loughborough College is celebrating a golden day ten at the Commonwealth Games with sport student Ross Wilson winning the TT 6-10 table tennis men’s singles finals and former students Richard Kilty and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey helping England triumph in the 4x100m relay final.
There were bronze medals for England Women and Men in the Hockey and England made history in the netball with a dramatic comeback in today’s game which sees them reach their first ever Commonwealth Games netball final.
Commonwealth Games 2018: England men secure hockey bronze
England's men have made it double hockey bronze at the Commonwealth Games.
The side put in an excellent display to defeat India 2-1 and earn them a consecutive bronze Commonwealth medal.
England women earlier claimed victory in their bronze medal match on the Gold Coast, beating India 6-0.
Barry Middleton had the first chance of the game, flashing a reverse stick effort just wide of the post with four minutes on the clock and Sam Ward rasped home low past the goalkeeper's right hand for their first goal soon after.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Loughborough College student Ross Wilson wins table tennis gold
Loughborough College student Ross Wilson has taken gold for England in the Commonwealth Games TT6-10 para table tennis.
A two-time Paralympic medal winner in the team event, Wilson beat England teammate Kim Daybell 3-1 to claim the Commonwealth title.
Daybell was the favourite and took the opening game 11-7 with Wilson losing five points on his own serve on the way.
But the Loughborough College sport student fought back.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Relay gold for England
Loughborough College alumnus Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and former student Richard Kilty have helped England storm to 4x100m relay gold on the final day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games.
Aikines-Aryeetey anchored home the men's quartet, holding off South Africa's 100m champion Akani Simbine.
"I ran like a rabbit," said Aikines-Aryeetey of his anchor leg.
"I knew I had the second-fastest man of all time behind me and the 100m Commonwealth champion behind me."
Commonwealth Games 2018: England women claim Hockey bronze
England have won their sixth consecutive Commonwealth Games medal to claim women’s hockey bronze in a crushing victory over India.
The team beat India 6-0 this morning with the result giving the country its 100th medal on the Gold Coast.
The triumph makes it ten years in a row that the women have medalled as England or Great Britain at a major tournament.
Forward Sophie Bray scored a 13-minute hat-trick to help secure victory.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Gold for Goodfellow and Bronze for Emerson on day nine
Dan Goodfellow won Commonwealth Games diving gold with Tom Daley and Niamh Emerson claimed Heptathlon bronze on day nine of competition on the Gold Coast.
Rio bronze medallists Tom and former Loughborough College student Dan took the synchronized 10m platform title with 405.81 points after beating English teammates Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams.
Commmowealth Games 2018: Niamh Emerson claims Heptathlon bronze
Niamh Emerson has announced herself on the world stage by claiming Heptathlon bronze for England in the Commonwealth Games.
The former Loughboorugh College student joined fellow teammate Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who won gold, on the podium.
At 18, Niamh is two years younger than Jessica Ennis-Hill was when she took Commonwealth bronze in Melbourne in 2006.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Dan Goodfellow and Tom Daley win diving gold
Dan Goodfellow has won diving gold with Tom Daley at the Commonwealth Games
An Olympic bronze medallist with Daley and former Loughborough College student, Goodfellow and his partner beat fellow English pair Matthew Dixon and Noah Williams to take the title in the synchronized 10m platform.
The pair had a poor final dive but took gold on 405.81 points. Dixon and Williams won silver with 399.99 and Australia's Domonic Bedggood and Declan Stacey were third.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Dramatic race finish takes Loughborough College medal tally to 14
Loughborough College athlete Sophie Hahn MBE achieved a remarkable clean sweep when she broke the Commonwealth Games record to win the T38 100m on the Gold Coast - on a day eight which saw College alumna Olivia Breen take bronze in the same race and former student Kyle Langford claim silver in the men’s 800m.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Loughborough College’s Sophie Hahn storms to record-breaking victory
Loughborough College athlete Sophie Hahn MBE has claimed a record-breaking gold medal at the Commonwealth Games T38 100m – with alumna Olivia Breen taking bronze.
Sophie crossed the line a time of 12.46 for the Commonwealth record, giving England their first gold on the track at the Carrara Stadium.
The win on the Gold Coast completes a remarkable clean sweep of all four major titles for the 21 year old Loughborough College Sport student who already holds the Paralympic, World and European Championship titles in the event.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Chloe Birch has second medal in her sights
Loughborough College graduate Chloe Birch took a step closer to a second Commonwealth Games medal on the Gold Coast on day seven of competition after a triumph in the women’s singles Badminton.
Chloe made a solid start in the round yesterday with a decisive win over South Africa’s Johanita Scholtz and the games were over today for Jersey’s Elise Dixon after she lost 21-2 and 21-5 to the England player.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Loughborough College student takes medal tally to eleven
Loughborough College swimmer Luke Greenbank has claimed silver as part of the men’s 100m medley quartet on day six of the Commonwealth Games.
Luke led off England’s relay team including Adam Peaty, James Guy and Ben Proud and helped take the College’s medal tally to ten on the Gold Coast.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Day five success sees athletes set to add to Loughborough College medal tally
Success on day five of competition on the Gold Coast sees athletes set to add to the Loughborough College Commonwealth Games medal tally.
Fifty students and alumni from the College are represented in the England, Wales, Scotland and Isle of Man teams and have already won nine medals between them – including five gold.
England’s Robbie Grabarz and Chris Baker each cleared 2.21m to qualify for the High Jump final.
“I have eyes on the gold of course, everyone in that final will, otherwise why are you here,” said Loughborough College graduate Robbie.
Commonwealth Games 2018: England Basketball’s Jamell Anderson proposes to Georgia Jones on court
The England women’s basketball team had beaten Mozambique and it was only moments since the men had triumphed over Cameroon at the Commonwealth Games when Loughborough College graduate Jamell Anderson got down on one knee on court to ask fellow England basketball player Georgia Jones to marry him.
Georgia had contributed nine points to a 78-51 win for the women and Jamell had asked his long-term girlfriend to come along to the post-match photo following the men’s 81-54 victory in Townsville, Australia.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Day four is golden for athletes from Loughborough College
Siobhan Marie O’Connor became the first woman to successfully defend her 200m IM Commonwealth title in the pool and Olivia Breen produced a Games record in the T38 long jump on their way to each claiming gold medals in Australia today.
Loughborough College alumna Siobhan won by a whole body length at the Optus Aquatics Centre on the Gold Coast with a time of 2:08.80. "The time wasn't my best but it's such an amazing feeling. It's hard racing the Aussies on their home soil. I wanted to focus on the medley and I'm really happy with that.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Siobhan-Marie O’Connor claims 200m IM crown
Siobhan-Marie O’Connor has won gold in the 200m individual medley on day four of competition at the Commonwealth Games.
Defending her 2014 crown, one of six medals she secured at the Glasgow Games, the Loughborough College alumna clocked two minutes 08.80 to win by a whole body length.
She was the only swimmer to click under 2:10, with Canada's Sarah Darcel taking silver and Erika Seltenreich-Hodgson bronze.
Fellow Loughborough College alumna Abbie Wood came in seventh and their England teammate Aimee Wilmott, who was fourth, swam over three lanes to hug Siobhan.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Olivia Breen claims gold
World para-champion Olivia Breen has claimed Commonwealth Games gold in the women’s T38 long jump.
Loughborough College alumna Olivia set a new Commonwealth record of 4.56m in the third round before extending it to 4.86m on her final jump, which was also a personal best.
The triumph, and third gold of the Games for Wales, was a repeat of Olivia’s London 2017 victory over Erin Cleaver at the World Para-athletics Championships when she beat the Australian by 20cm. This time the winning margin was half a metre.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Four medals for athletes from Loughborough College on day three
It was a super Saturday for athletes from Loughborough College who scooped four Commonwealth medals on the third day of competition in Australia.
Reigning Commonwealth champions Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott earned a standing ovation when they successfully defended their title in the Women's B&VI 1000m time trial final, breaking their own world record on the way to a gold medal.
It was the second gold medal on the Gold Coast for Loughborough College alumna Sophie and pilot Helen after they won Thursday’s sprint, also in world record time.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Second gold and world record for Sophie Thornhill
Sophie Thornhill and Helen Scott made it a double-double and earned a standing ovation when they broke their own world record to win gold for England in the women’s B&VI 1000m time trial on the third day at the Commonwealth Games.
A time of 1:04.623 for Loughborough College alumna Sophie and pilot Helen followed their win in Thursday’s sprint, also in a world record time – after the pair won both events with world records at last month’s world championships.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Loughborough College’s Zoe Smith takes silver
Loughborough College’s Zoe Smith has taken silver after a stellar display in the women’s 63kg weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Loughborough College swimmer Sarah Vasey wins gold on debut
Loughborough College swimmer Sarah Vasey has struck gold on her Commonwealth Games debut.
Vasey beat Games record holder Alia Atkinson to win the women’s 50m breaststroke title in a time of 30.60 seconds.
The medal won by the Loughborough College Sport degree student at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on day two of competition follows alumna Sophie Thornhill’s gold in yesterday’s B&VI sprint at the velodrome.
Commonwealth Games 2018: England cyclist Sophie Thornhill claims gold
Team England cyclist Sophie Thornhill and pilot Helen Scott have claimed gold and set a new world record at the Commonwealth Games.
Newly-crowned world champion and Loughborough College alumna Thornhill won two of the three races in the blind and visually impaired (B&VI) sprint, beating Australia’s Jessica Gallagher and Madison Janssen, helping England top the medal table on the first day of competition on the Gold Coast.
Commonwealth Games 2018: Athletes from Loughborough College prepare to compete
It is less than 24 hours until Loughborough College joins 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 nations and territories for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Fifty students and alumni are represented in the England, Wales, Scotland and Isle of Man teams over eleven days of world class competition in Australia across 13 sports, including para medal events.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 42 athletes from Loughborough College competed, winning 31 medals.
Loughborough College’s Zoe Smith confident in countdown to Commonwealth Games
Only weeks before she flies out to the Gold Coast, Loughborough College’s Zoe Smith took a break from training for the Commonwealth Games to talk about overcoming a tough few months and the confidence taking her to competition in Australia.
When Zoe became the first Englishwoman ever to win a Commonwealth Games weightlifting medal she was only 16. Two years later, representing Britain at the London Olympics, she took the British record in the Women’s 58kg division and in 2014 she won Commonwealth gold and secured the Games record in Glasgow.
Commonwealth Games spot for athlete from Loughborough College
Chloe Birch has become the latest athlete from Loughborough College to be selected for this year’s Commonwealth Games.
The rising star won the English National Badminton Championships Women’s Singles trophy, her first senior title, last year and will be hoping to add another to her name when she lines up in Australia in April.
World number one becomes latest Loughborough College athlete selected for Commonwealth Games
Olivia Breen has become the latest athlete from Loughborough College to be selected for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Ranked number one in the world in the T38 category, Olivia has been chosen to compete for Wales in para-athletics in Gold Coast Australia.
The Loughborough College Sport student, who was born with cerebral palsy, will compete in the women’s T38 100m as well as the women’s T38 long jump.
Commonwealth Games Team England selection for Loughborough College swimmers
Loughborough College swimmers will join Team England for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.
College degree students Luke Greenbank and Sarah Vasey will be heading to the Gold Coast alongside alumni Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, Molly Renshaw and Lizzie Simmonds. Former Loughborough College student Melanie Marshall is coach to Olympic champion Adam Peaty, who will be headlining the team.
No fewer than 42 athletes from Loughborough College competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning 31 medals.
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