England ended the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a record-breaking medal tally after adding to their collection on the final day of action.
Here, the PA news agency reflects on the events of Monday as 11 days of competition came to a successful conclusion.
Declan James and James Willstrop took gold in men’s squash doubles with a 11-3, 7-11, 11-9 victory over their compatriots Daryl Selby and Adrian Waller. The win was particularly sweet for James, who suffered a three-inch tear in his quad two months ago and feared he would not make the games.
Andrea Spendolini-Sirieix claimed her second gold of the Games when she partnered with Noah Williams in the 10m synchronized mixed skating. The 17-year-old had already won gold in the 10-meter platform and silver in synchronized skiing. The duo triumphed with a score of 333.06 as England teammates Kyle Kothari and Lois Toulson took silver.
England ended a successful hockey competition as the men’s team took bronze with a remarkable 6-3 win over South Africa. South Africa led twice in the second quarter but goals from Rhys Smith, Liam Ansell, Sam Ward and Zach Wallace and a double from Phil Roper brought reward after despair in the semis against Australia.
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https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/england-south-africa-social-media-birmingham-b2141012.html England end record-breaking games with squash and vaulting golds