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Region's Commonwealth Games stars win gold on opening day

Both Max Whitlock and Ellie Robinson have won gold on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games Credit: PA

Two of our region's athletes have won gold on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games.

Hertfordshire's Max Whitlock helped England to their first gold medal of the tournament alongside teammates Nile Wilson, Courtney Tulloch, James Hall and Dominick Cunningham in the gymnastics. He also qualified for the individual pommel horse final.

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England's Max Whitlock, Nile Wilson, Courtney Tulloch, James Hall and Dominick Cunningham Credit: PA

Northampton's Ellie Robinson then added another gold to the table with an impressive swim in the 50m butterfly. It's the 16-year-olds first Commonwealth Games medal in her career.

Ellie Robinson won gold in the 50m butterfly Credit: PA