The year in sport 2018: Athletics

The absence of a global championship can sometimes starve the athletics season of its usual excitement and rich story lines. However, there was still much to savour in 2018 with the European Championships being the showpiece event in an absorbing calendar year. The summer’s Championships cemented Dina Asher-Smith’s status as the leading light

“I want to help inspire the next generation of athletes” – Team England’s Dillon LaBrooy on his transition from basketball to wheelchair racing and Commonwealth Games debut

On the evening when St Mary’s University, Twickenham announced a partnership with the Weir Archer Academy, para athlete Dillon LaBrooy and his father Gavin spoke to Sports Gazette about the youngster’s wheelchair racing beginnings and his Commonwealth Games debut in Australia. To say that six-time Paralympian champion David Weir CBE has

“Nothing quite felt as amazing as that did – I was buzzing!” Sam Dawkins on what it was like to qualify and compete at the Commonwealth Games

With the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the rear-view mirror, it’s remarkable look back at some of the achievements made throughout the games.     The ecstasy of the games broadcasted on national television highlighted a lot of highs and even some lows for athletes whilst out in Australia’s Gold Coast.   Sam Dawkins represented Jersey

“I was still in the mindset of being a girly-girl and not worried about winning or losing.” Chloe Collins on turning professional and the influence her mum had on her career

With summer just around the corner, Sports Gazette got in touch with professional volleyball player Chloe Collins to give you an insight into what it takes to be an expert in the sport and the difference between playing in America and Europe. Collins started playing volleyball in the States before deciding

“I didn’t really know what the heptathlon was”: Niamh Emerson on being hailed a rising star, British heptathlon success and a better junior record than Jess Ennis-Hill

Denise Lewis, Kelly Sotherton, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katarina Johnson-Thompson – it is quite the line of succession. British sporting royalty one and all, following that quartet of heptathletes comes with a level of expectation unrivaled across the all-encompassing sphere of track and field. For Niamh Emerson, however – comparatively embryonic as an

“The Commonwealth Games will be ‘balls to the wall’”: Zach Courtney on his outside chance of medalling Down Under

The beauty of the Commonwealth Games lies in the number of athletes competing who can genuinely class themselves as amateurs right at the top of their sport. Zach Courtney, a man mountain from the Scottish capital of Edinburgh, certainly falls into this category. Currently studying podiatry at Queen Margaret University on the

“I know I can perform under pressure now on the biggest stage”: Team England’s Dan Goodfellow on Olympic Bronze, Tom Daley and Commonwealth Games

On the eve of embarking on his Commonwealth Games debut, Team England diver Dan Goodfellow spoke to Sports Gazette about his experience at the Olympics in Brazil, and how he managed to succeed in the sport at such a young age. Team England have a cherished history in diving at the

“I think we all enjoy the pressure and play better when it’s on”: Team England’s Daryl Selby on Gold Coast 2018, his successful family and the English rivalry

It’s not very often that England go into an international sports tournament where they are actually the favourites. But for Team England’s squash team, there has been a track record of success at the Commonwealth Games.  They have won eight golds since its incorporation into the Games in 1998 - one behind

“I’m very fit and I love racing”: Rosie Clarke on the steeplechase, challenging Kenya’s Commonwealth dominance and recovering from World Championship heartache

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