2022 Commonwealth Games : What’s happened on day one?

Here are some of the highlights from day one of the Commonwealth Games:

  • England’s Alex Yee won the first gold medal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games with victory in the men’s triathlon.
  • Bermuda’s Flora Duffy defended her women’s title, seeing off England’s Georgia Taylor-Brown. Scotland’s Beth Potter won bronze.
  • In track cycling, Scotland’s Neil Fachie won gold in men’s tandem B 1000m time trial. Fachie’s fifth Commonwealth gold puts him level with lawn bowler Alex Marshall as most by any Scot.
2022 Commonwealth Games
2022 Commonwealth Games
  • Wales’ James Ball took silver behind Fachie, while the Welsh took bronze in the women’s team sprint.
  • But they missed out on a medal in the women’s team pursuit as the England team featuring Laura Kenny won bronze.
  • Scotland’s Aileen McGlynn took silver in women’s Tandem-B sprint while England’s Sophie Unwin took bronze.
  • Meanwhile, England began their netball title defence in dominant style with a 74-22 victory against Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Northern Ireland’s Barry McClements claimed Northern Ireland’s first swimming medal at the Commonwealth Games with a bronze in the men’s 100m backstroke S9.
  • England’s James Wilby won the hosts’ first swimming medal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games as he took silver in the 200m breaststroke ahead of Scottish bronze medallist Ross Murdoch.
  • England became the first team to win three successive Commonwealth team gymnastics golds as Birmingham’s Joe Fraser helped them to a big victory.

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