Alumna of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, and Rio 2016 Olympian Jade Lally has won the Silver medal in the Women’s Discus at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Jade was joined on the medal table by Endurance Performance Centre (EPC) Associate and World Champion Jake Wightman who won the Bronze Medal in the Men’s 1500m.
Competing for Team England, Jade threw 58.42m to secure the Silver Medal, which is her second Commonwealth Games Medal after securing Bronze at Glasgow in 2014. Jade was joined in the Discus by her coach and fellow St Mary’s Alumnus Zane Duquemin, who reached the Men’s final competing for Jersey in his fourth consecutive Commonwealth Games.
EPC Associate Jake Wightman returned to the track following his recent 1500m victory at the 2022 World Athletics Championships. Competing for Team Scotland, Jake claimed the Bronze in a time of 3:30.53, less than a second behind first place. Jake was joined in the race by St Mary’s alumnus Elliot Giles who ran a personal best of 3:33.56 to finish 9th.
Earlier in the Games, Alumna and Rio 2016 Olympian Beth Potter also won a bronze medal in the Women’s Sprint Triathlon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Beth won the Bronze in a close fought race in her third Commonwealth Games, to win Team Scotland’s first medal at the Games. Beth led the race through the swim, finishing in third place overall in a time of 56:46.
Speaking of their performances, Endurance Performance Coach Craig Winrow said, “'It was brilliant to watch all the athletes have a successful games, especially seeing Jake come back from the World Championships and win another medal'”
In total ten St Mary’s Alumni, Athletes and Associates were selected to represent their countries at the games:
- Sarah Astin - Women’s 5000m (Isle of Man)
- Jade Lally – Women’s Discus (England)
- Elliot Giles – Men’s 1500m (England)
- Harry Aikines-Aryeetey - Men’s 4 x 100m Relay (England)
- Ollie Lockley - Men’s Marathon (Isle of Man)
- Zane Duquemin – Discus (Jersey)
- Jake Wightman - 1500m (Scotland)
- Beth Potter – Sprint Triathlon (Scotland)
- Emma Uren Women’s Rugby Sevens (England)