Edinburgh athletes shine in Birmingham

University students, alumni and associated athletes have achieved a host of personal best results, finals qualification and multiple medal success at this year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

At the end of an exhilarating 11 days of competition, Team Scotland ranked sixth in the medals table thanks to a fantastic effort from Edinburgh.

Medal success

Sarah Adlington, a Sport and Recreation Management graduate, repeated her Gold medal success from Glasgow 2014, becoming the first Scottish Judoka to win two Commonwealth Gold medals.

Applied Sport Science student, Grace Reid secured her second Commonwealth Gold medal, with a magnificent win in the mixed 3m Synchro, with James Heatly, grandson of University of Edinburgh Sports Hall of Fame inductee Peter Heatly.

Associated athlete Stephen Clegg added to his Tokyo Paralympic success with a silver medal in the S13 50m Freestyle event, beating his own British record in the process.

Personal bests

Around 56 students, staff and alumni took part in this year’s Games.

Throughout the Games all athletes excelled in surpassing  their own personal bests in a range of sports including Athletics,  Diving, Swimming, Basketball, Cycling, Hockey, Judo, Netball, Rugby and Squash. Many of them placed in the top 10.

To find out more about out our team’s success, read about individual athletes' results at:

Brilliant at Birmingham 2022 | The University of Edinburgh

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