Congratulations to our Commonwealth medal winners

I hope people got the chance to enjoy some of the Commonwealth Games over the last couple of weeks and in particular cheer on some of our very own Staffordshire sporting stars.

Swimming superstar Adam Peaty struck gold in the first week of the Games by clinching the 100m breaststroke title. Already boasting the 10 fastest times in history in the 100m breaststroke, once again the young man from Uttoxeter who started his career at the Dove Valley Swimming Club, has done us proud.

He’s a remarkable sportsperson and has had a truly phenomenal four years and this latest success just shows the calibre of swimmer he really is.  We’re really proud of him here in Staffordshire, and he is a wonderful role model for young people here and across the whole country, with the right attitude even when he came second with a silver.

Doing us proud as well was Burton super heavyweight boxer Frazer Clarke who won a gold medal After his bout against India’s Satish Kumar in the super-heavyweight contest.  His gold medal has followed some superb performances.  He has shown real grit and determination in battling through the rounds to achieve the success he deserves.

Cyclist Emily Nelson from Lichfield also won gold in her first senior world title at the Games and And Beth Cobden from Stafford won gold in Netball.

It’s really been an outstanding Games for Staffordshire athletes who are all great role models for young people across the county and I can speak on behalf of everyone in the county by saying we are very proud of them.

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