Commonwealth Games 2014

We've been catching up with some of our North East athletes as the Commonwealth Games continue in Glasgow

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Drinkhall edges out Reed in Mixed Doubles semi-final

Paul Drinkhall (right) and his wife Joanna Drinkhall are into the final of the Mixed Doubles Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Teesside's Paul Drinkhall is now guaranteed a silver medal in the Table Tennis Mixed Doubles at the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old, from Loftus, and his wife Joanna Drinkhall beat Northallerton's Daniel Reed and Kelly Sibley 3-2 in a tense Semi-Final match in Glasgow.

The Drinkhall's won Game One 11-5, before Reed and Sibley levelled the match and then went 2-1 up in Game Three. But it was once again level at 2-2 in Game Four, before the Drinkhall's went on to clinch the final Game 11-8.

The result means Paul and Joanna Drinkhall face Liam Pitchford and Tin Tin Ho in an all-England Gold Medal Match. While Reed and Sibley will face Singapore in the Bronze match.


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Aimee Willmott delighted with her Commonwealth Games success

Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott has spoken of her delight after winning three medals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

The 21-year-old, from Middlesbrough, won silver medals in both the Women's 400m Individual Medley and 200m Butterfly. She also won a bronze medal in the Women's 4x200m Relay.

Aimee, who arrived back in the North East on Wednesday, spoke to our reporter Phil Roscoe about her success at the Games.

Drinkhall goes through to Men's Singles Quarter-Finals

Paul Drinkhall, from Loftus, is through to the Men's Singles Quarter-Finals Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Paul Drinkhall has progressed to the Quarter-Finals of the Table Tennis Men's Singles event at the Commonwealth Games.

The 24-year-old, from Loftus, qualified after beating Ryan Jenkins of Wales 4-0 in the Third Round.

The Men's Singles Quarter-Finals get underway at 4pm.


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