After Emily Campbell roared to weightlifting glory on Wednesday, the A-listers continue to come to the Commonwealth Games, with newly crowned world champion Jake Wightman set to return to the track.
Here, PA News Agency takes a look at what’s in store in Birmingham and looks back on another successful sixth day of the Games.
New 1500m world champion Jake Wightman continues his quest for a one-of-a-kind summer triple as he takes to the track at Alexander Stadium for his debut race. Wightman will represent Scotland as they fight for more gold ahead of the upcoming European Championships.
Meanwhile, Adam Gemili runs 200m.
Repeat or revenge
England’s netball team meets New Zealand in what could be a crucial group match, with the losers almost certainly taking on Australia in the semi-finals.
Jess Thirlby’s side clinched last-second gold four years ago but missed out on a home world title when they were beaten by New Zealanders in the 2019 semi-finals in Liverpool and their opponents lifted the World Cup crown.
English boxer Delicious Orie makes his Games debut in the super heavyweight quarterfinals against Trinidad’s Nigel Paul.
Orie was born in Moscow to a Nigerian father and Russian mother, but left the country during his childhood after fighting racism. After settling in Wolverhampton, Orie obtained a British passport and won a bronze medal at that year’s European Championships.
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Emily’s precious moment
Emily Campbell was inspired by four-time Commonwealth Games champion Precious McKenzie as she clinched victory in the women’s 87kg and over weightlifting competition on Wednesday.
McKenzie, 86, watched from the front row as Campbell lifted a total of 286kg to set a new personal best as well as a new Commonwealth record, building on the Olympic silver medal she won in Tokyo last summer.
Evie Richards has had a “terrible year” to storm to Commonwealth gold in Wednesday’s mountain bike race.
There was no sign of the back injury or multiple illnesses that have plagued the world champion for the past six months as she cleaned the first of seven laps around the Cannock Chase woods to improve on the silver she won four years ago had brought in Gold Coast .
England’s Sameenah Toussaint made a memorable debut when she edged past Zoe Andrews of Wales by split decision to secure her place in the Women’s Featherweight Quarterfinals.
Northolt, 19, who used to hide behind the heavy bags at her local gym for fear of interfering, received the nods from four of the five ringside judges after a hard fought fight.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/jake-wightman-emily-campbell-british-birmingham-new-zealand-b2137822.html Day seven of the Commonwealth Games: World Champion Jake Wightman in the 1500m