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Tim Kneale wins Isle of Man's first Commonwealth Games medal at Gold Coast

Tim Kneale won the Isle of Man's first medal of the Gold Coast Games Credit: BBC Sport

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team have won their first medal at the Gold Coast.

Tim Kneale won silver for his performance in Shooting, losing out to Scotland's David McMath by four targets.

When interviewed after his win Tim said, "It's a great feeling to be here, to wear the Three Legs and represent the island."

Manx swimmer comes fourth in women's 200m butterfly final at Commonwealth Games

Credit: BBC Sport

The Isle of Man's Charlotte Atkinson has claimed fourth place in the Women's 200m Butterfly Final at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

She narrowly missed winning the island's first medal of the Games, but lost out by 45 secs behind Australia's Emma McKeon.

Welsh swimmer Alys Thomas won gold with Australian Laura Taylor coming second.

Atkinson, aged 21, came fifth in the 100m at the Gold Coast. She's the first Manx swimmer in a Commonwealth Games Final for 48 years.

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IoM Commonwealth Games team set off for Gold Coast

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team 2018. Credit: IOM Commonwealth Games Association

The Isle of Man Commonwealth Games team have set off for the Gold Coast 2018 Games.

They will be settling into the Sunshine Coast for a week before moving to the athletes’ village in Gold Coast.

The Games will take place over 12 days, between April 4 and 15, and temporarily be home to more than 6,600 athletes and officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories.

Liverpool Progresses to final phase of UK Government 2022 Commonwealth Games Selection

Liverpool is hoping to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games - in partnership with Manchester Credit: Liverpool City Council

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has today announced that Liverpool's bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games - in partnership with Manchester - will progress to the final phase of the Government's selection process.

Brian Barwick, the Chairman of campaign for Liverpool, said the news was "testament to the quality of work and huge efforts of the bid team.

“This is fantastic news for the entire city, region and our bid partner Manchester and is testament to the quality of work and huge efforts of the bid team, the city councils and all our partners over the last few months. We are now in the home stretch in the race to persuade Government that our Liverpool-Manchester partnership will be ground-breaking for the Commonwealth Games, while also financially sound and good for the UK. Our plan is to be responsible, inspirational, and transformational because that is the Liverpool way and I’m confident we will deliver on all these fronts if granted the great honour of hosting these Games.”

– Brian Barwick, Liverpool 2022 Bid Chairman

The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said that if the city did host the games, 'billions of pounds of investment' would be fast-tracked into the city.

“Liverpool’s vision for the 2022 Commonwealth Games is to make our city proud, make Britain proud and make the spirit of the Commonwealth soar. We are a world famous city with a track record of delivering unforgettable events on the international stage and anyone who has visited us in the last decade will have seen the journey of change we have been on, a journey that is far from over.

“By hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games, up to a billion pounds of investment will be fast-tracked - so this bid makes huge sense for the city. What we are proposing is a win-win-win - for Liverpool, the Government and the Commonwealth Games Federation and we will work tirelessly in the coming weeks to persuade the government that Liverpool is the right choice to help showcase Britain in a post-Brexit world.”

– Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

The Government is expected to decide if it will support a UK bid in September.

Liverpool's Commonwealth Games team unveiled

The team hoping to lead Liverpool's bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and 2026 has been officially unveiled.

The city will head a group of experts who'll look at the feasibility and economic impact of hosting the games.

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