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The final two days at the Commonwealths

After the success of Isobel Pooley in the women’s high jump at Hampden Park on Friday night, attention turned to the business end of the squash, hockey and badminton tournaments. Emma Beddoes and her partner Ali Waters had the bronze medal match in the doubles squash against Brown and Grinham of Australia. The English pair …

Isobel Pooley wins silver

Biosciences student Isobel Pooley put in a fantastic performance last night in the women’s high jump final at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park. She was in fine form in front of a capacity crowd, clearing each successive height at the first attempt and getting herself into medal contention. Her previous lifetime personal best was …

Commonwealths – Days 7 & 8

Wednesday 30 July In the high jump qualifiers, Biosciences student Isobel Pooley (pictured right) cleared 1.76 metres, 1.81 and 1.85 at the first attempt to qualify for Friday’s final. She will be the only English athlete in the final and if she can reproduce her season’s best jump of 1.91 she should put herself into …

Commonwealths – Days 5 & 6

There was little action for the University athletes on Monday. Only the University NBL (National Badminton League) player Chris Adcock was in action as he took on Malaysia, the number one seeds, as part of the mixed team final. He won his mixed doubles fixture to give England a 1-0 lead, but narrowly lost his …

Sharp-shooting medic wins bronze at Commonwealths

Shooter Rachel Parish, a University of Nottingham graduate, won a bronze medal in the women’s Double Trap yesterday, beating Canada’s Cynthia Myer in a shoot-off. Rachel’s medal success will be all the sweeter after eight years of frustration. She won two medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne but missed out on competing in 2010 …

Commonwealths – Days 2 to 4

With the hockey team resting, and squash and high jump yet to start to the University of Nottingham contingent, attention turns to Paul McCreery in the table tennis. On Friday Ireland comfortably swept aside Vanuatu 3-0, with Paul winning his match 3-0. This set up a knockout tie with fourth seeds Nigeria. Unfortunately Ireland lost …

Day One at the Commonwealths

Current student Paul McCreery (pictured right) kicked off the action in the Table Tennis for Northern Ireland with a solid 3-0 victory (11-8, 12-10, 11-3) against Paul David from Guyana. The next team match against India was a tougher affair with Paul facing former Commonwealth Gold medallist Kamal Achanka from India who is currently ranked …

Life in the athletes’ village

Economics student and England hockey international Harry Martin provides an update from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth village. We’ve now moved into the village — I forgot how cool these places are! We’re all living in one big house; the majority of rooms are pairs with one three and one five on the top floor. I’m in the 3 …

Going for gold in Glasgow

Hi, my name is Harry Martin and I’ll be going into the third year of my Economics degree this September. I’m also a member of the England and Great Britain hockey teams and have been asked to give an insight to our preparations for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow along with life as a student-athlete. …

Isobel’s flying high

University of Nottingham student and international high jumper Isobel Pooley won gold at the British Athletic Championships held in Birmingham on Saturday. The third year Animal Science student beat off strong competition from Katarina Johnson-Thompson and Morgan Lake, who finished second and third respectively, to claim the British title with a jump of 1.90m — just …