World Champion Jake Wightman in the 1500m

After Emily Campbell achieved weightlifting glory on Wednesday, the top players continue to arrive at the Commonwealth Games with newly crowned world champion Jake Wightman set to return to the track.

Here, news agency PA takes a look at what’s in store for Birmingham and reflects on another successful day on the sixth day of the Games.


Jake Wightman continues his summer triple bet in Birmingham (Martin Rickett/PA)

New 1500m world champion Jake Wightman continues his quest for a unique summer triple as he takes to the track at Alexander Stadium for his first race. Wightman will be representing Scotland as they seek more gold ahead of the next European Championships.

Meanwhile, Adam Gemili runs the 200m.

Repeat or Revenge

England Vitality Roses vs New Zealand – Netball Quad Series – Copper Box Arena

England was sunk by New Zealand at the 2019 World Cup (Steven Paston/PA)

England’s netball team face New Zealand in a potentially crucial game in the group stage, with the losers almost certain to face Australia in the semi-finals.

Jess Thirlby’s team won gold at the last second four years ago but lost the world title at home when they were beaten by New Zealanders in the 2019 semi-finals in Liverpool, with their opponents clinching the world title.

Golden Delicious?

Commonwealth Games Call – Alexander Stadium

Boxer Delicious Orie aims to build a career in the super heavyweight division (Jacob King/PA)

English boxer Delicious Orie makes his Games debut in the super heavyweight quarterfinals against Nigel Paul of Trinidad.

Orie was born in Moscow to a Nigerian father and Russian mother, but left the country as a child after struggling with racism. Having settled in Wolverhampton, Orie won a UK passport and won a bronze medal at this year’s European Championships.

Moment on social media

Photo of the day

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 – Day Six

Lauren Evans of Wales shot the long jump at Alexander Stadium (Martin Rickett/PA)

Emily’s precious moment

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 – Day Six

Emily Campbell takes victory in women’s weightlifting (Isaac Parkin/PA)

Emily Campbell drew inspiration from four-time Commonwealth Games champion Precious McKenzie as she won the women’s +87kg weightlifting competition on Wednesday.

McKenzie, 86, watched from the front row as Campbell lifted a combined total of 286kg to set a new personal best and a new Commonwealth record, building on the Olympic silver medal he won in Tokyo last summer.

Ace Evie

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 – Day Six

Evie Richards takes victory in women’s mountain bike (David Davies/PA)

Evie Richards put a “terrible year” behind her to claim Commonwealth gold in Wednesday’s mountain bike race.

There was no sign of the back injury or various ailments that have plagued the world champion for the past six months as she raced the first of seven laps around the Cannock Chase forest to improve on the silver she earned at the Gold Coast four years ago. .

Success Sameenah

Sameenah Toussaint won her opening match at the Commonwealth Games (Team England)

Sameenah Toussaint won her opening match at the Commonwealth Games (Team England)

England’s Sameenah Toussaint made a memorable debut as she passed Wales’ Zoe Andrews via split decision to secure her spot in the women’s featherweight quarterfinals.

The 19-year-old from Northolt, who used to hide behind heavy bags at her local gym because she was afraid to get involved, got the nod from four of the five judges in the ring after a fiercely contested showdown.

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