Commonwealth Games 2014

A host of athletes from our region are hoping to go for gold by competing in the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow.

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Otley cyclist claims gold at Commonwealth games

Otley's Lizzie Armitstead led an England one-two ahead of retiring team-mate Emma Pooley in a sensational Commonwealth Games women's road race on the final day of Glasgow 2014.

Pooley, in her last race before switching to endurance triathlons, played a brilliant selfless role in the 98-kilometres event - seven laps of a 14km undulating course - and finished with silver as Armitstead triumphed.

Lizzie Armistead Credit: PA

Armitstead finished with silver behind Australia's Rochelle Gilmore in Delhi four years ago and claimed Britain's first medal of London 2012, with Olympic silver behind Marianne Vos of Holland.

Now the 25-year-old from has the title she has long cra

Leeds Badminton player claims gold in Glasgow

Gabby Adcock from Leeds, along with her husband Chris, claimed Commonwealth Games gold for England with a convincing victory over Chris Langridge and Heather Olver in the mixed doubles final.

The husband-and-wife duo, ranked five in the world, lived up to their top-seed billing as they powered to a 21-9 21-12 win over their international team-mates at the Emirates Arena.

The Adcocks did not relinquish their grip after imposing themselves on the second seeds early in the first game and they went on to wrap up victory in three minutes.


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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears take gold for England

England's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears have won Commonwealth gold in the men's synchronised 3m diving final.

The pair led from the second round to last, claiming victory ahead of Australian duo Grant Nel and Matthew Mitcham.

England's Nick Robinson-Baker and Freddie Woodward claimed bronze.

This is the second Commonwealth gold for 19-year-old Jack Laugher, who won his first in the 1m springboard diving on Wednesday.


Jess Taylor takes Sheffield Hallam students' medals to five

Sheffield Hallam student Jess Taylor has won bronze in the Commonwealth Games Heptathlon.

It takes the university's number of students with a medal in the games to five.

Leeds diver Alicia bags gold

Leeds diver Alicia Blagg and her partner Rebecca Gallantree have won gold for England in the synchronised 3m Springboard Diving at the Commonwealth Games.

Alicia Blagg bagged a second gold medal for England after fellow diver Jack Laugher won the men's 1m Springboard

Jack Laugher takes gold in Springboard

Leeds diver Jack Laugher has taken the Commonwealth gold medal in the men's 1m Springboard.

It came after he delivered a "diving masterclass" to go top of the leader-board during the preliminary round.

Chris Mears, who trains in the city, came fourth, and Leeds-born Yona Knight-Wisdom came in fifth for Jamaica.

Sheffield's Freddie Woodward finished tenth.

Jack laugher took the gold in the Commonwealth 1m Springboard Credit: ITV
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