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Middlesbrough's Aimee Willmott wins gold

Middlesbrough swimmer Aimee Willmott has won the first gold in the pool at the Commonwealth Games 2018.

She took the prize in the women's 400 metres individual medley and denied Scotland's Hannah Miley a third successive title.

The 25 year old powered through the final 50m to claim the top prize and finished in 4:34.90.

Aimee Willmott Credit: PA
  • SILVER - Hannah Miley for Scotland
  • BRONZE - Blair Evans for Australia

Willmott finished as the silver medallist behind Miley four years ago and was delighted that the roles had been reversed this time.

I finish second pretty much every time, and I have raced against Hannah so many times and last time I was second.

I knew this time I could have it in me if I just swam the race a little bit better and actually raced it rather than thinking 'if I swim, it might be me and I might get a medal'. And I think that really paid off. I could see Hannah out of the corner of my eye and just kept relaxed in my breaststroke and saved everything I had for the last freestyle.

– Aimee Willmott


Kilty helps England take Commonwealth silver

Usain Bolt and England silver medallists Danny Talbot, Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Adam Gemili. Credit: PA wire

The fastest man in the world peers down from the top of the podium at the England team who almost caused huge upset in the 4 x 100m relay.

Stockton's Richard Kilty ran a strong third leg for England, putting the team marginally ahead of their Jamaican rivals as he passed the baton to teammate Danny Talbot for the final sprint.

Usain Bolt wins the 4 x 100m relay ahead of England's Danny Talbot. Credit: PA wire

But in the end Talbot was no match for Usain Bolt, striding out to take gold for Jamaica.


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