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Loughborough athletes won a sensational 10 medals last night

Loughborough athletes have currently won a total of 26 medals at the games.

It was an exceptional evening for Loughborough athletes at the Commonwealth Games last night as they secured 10 medals.

Adam Peaty won the 50m breaststroke title at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in a time of 26.76 seconds.

Also in the pool, James Wilby and current student Lauren Cox starred in the Mixed 4x100m Medley Relay and took bronze and alumnus James Hollis also won bronze in the Men’s 100m Butterfly S10 category.

What a night - Loughborough athletes win a mammoth ten medals in one evening! 🤩 🥇 Adam Peaty in Men's 50m breaststroke...

Posted by Loughborough University on Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Then there was a surge of medals in the track and field events as Olivia Breen secured gold in the Women's T37/38 100m and Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn won a silver.

Current student Molly Caudery clinched a silver in the Women's Pole Vault after clearing 4.45m.

A gold medal was won by Loughborough-based Hannah Cockcroft who broke the Commonwealth Games record for the Women’s T-33-34 100m with a time of 16.84 seconds.

Emmanuel Oyinbo Coker from Loughborough College also took home a gold in his Men's T45-47 100m race.

In the Men’s 3x3 basketball the England team beat Australia, 17-16 and Jamell Anderson helped the team secure the victory.

And finally, Alumna Amy Conroy made history by winning bronze for England in the first-ever Commonwealth Games wheelchair basketball competition.  

 

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