When the Commonwealth Games arrived in Glasgow four years ago, Rosie Clarke was, by her own admission, little more than a promising 1500m runner with a dream. She attended the competition as a spectator, her eyes fixated on Kate Avery – friend, former housemate and 10,000m athlete – who narrowly
Six years ago, Nathan Fox perched on the edge of his bed in a Swedish hotel room, his eyes fixated on a television screen as Super Saturday unfolded. Greg Rutherford – a former training partner of Fox – stormed to a surprise gold medal on the night that illuminated the
For some athletes, the Commonwealth Games appear to represent little more than an opportunity to stretch one’s legs at the midway point between Olympic Games. For others, the world’s second largest multi-sport event is exactly that – a major meet from which to take home a major medal.
Team England’s Jade
Race walking is an interesting sport. Much-maligned and often cast aside as a pariah in amongst the hulking razzmatazz of track and field sport, the discipline was culled from the schedule altogether at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
An official reason for race walking’s absence from the Glaswegian streets was
Michael Jordan knew a fair bit about winning. And it was the great Chicago Bulls shooting guard who declared: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”
For Chris Adcock, these words could scarcely be more pertinent. Ranked seventh in world badminton, the 28-year-old heads to April’s Commonwealth Games as
Until 1997, women could not legally box in Great Britain. It would be another fifteen years before Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor would announce themselves to the world in London, as women’s boxing made its debut at the 2012 Olympics.
Six years on, there are just three weight categories for women
It was mid-afternoon on a muggy July Sunday when Anya Shrubsole put the finishing touches to the gold standard of World Cups. For one day shy of a month, English cricket put on a show like no other. It would be a spectacle with a fitting conclusion, with Shrubsole’s yorker
“Yes, I won the Olympics but at some point, I couldn’t swim; like any other kid, I had to learn how,” Adrian Moorhouse reflects with a considered poignancy as we discuss the development of a champion athlete.
It is a world that Moorhouse, a gold medallist in the 100m breaststroke at
Sylvan Richardson chuckles as he recounts an anecdote from his time as Liverpool’s masseur, working under his old boss, Brendan Rodgers.
“I’d be going about my business and Brendan would be with one of his manager friends and he’d be like: ‘Oh, come and meet Sylvan. He was in Simply Red!’.”
In a month’s time, Rob Long will head to Aldershot, where he will be looking to retain the Brazilian jiu-jitsu title he won back in 2017. However, this is no ordinary jiu-jitsu tournament, and Rob Long is no ordinary man.
On 8th July 2010, Long was injured in Afghanistan while serving