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Birmingham 2022 Diary: The highest six athletic moments from the 2022 Commonwealth Video games in Birmingham


Justin Lagat despatched RunBlogRun his six favourite moments from the 2022 Commonwealth Video games, held in Birmingham, England, from August 1-7, 2022.

 

The Commonwealth Video games introduced 6,500 athletes, coaches, and officers from 72 international locations to England’s second metropolis, Birmingham, for a celebration of sports activities. 

 

We had quite a lot of enjoyable protecting the Pleasant Video games, as they’re known as. Your editor visited the Commonwealth Video games in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2014 and really loved the competitions, the followers, and the haggis. 

 

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Under are among the prime athletic Moments to recollect from the 2022 Commonwealth Video games:

1.       Eilish McColgan’s historic run within the ladies’s 10,000mThe ultimate phases of the ladies’s 10,000m last in Birmingham progressed into an thrilling duel between McColgan and two Kenyans, Irene Cheptai and SheilaChepkirui. With 10 laps to go, the Kenyans had overtaken McColgan, and identical to the 2 had been completely happy to comply with her within the first phases of the race, McColgan took over their function and stayed at their heels.

Eilish McColgan takes the CG 10,000m in a tricky battle, picture by Scottish Athletics.

The final two laps grew to become much more thrilling after Chepkirui had dropped and Cheptai fought exhausting to stop McColgan from overtaking her. It was not till within the final 50m that McColgan, whose mom was among the many followers within the Alexander Stadium, powered previous her and went for the win. This was a historic win for her as she set a brand new Video games report of 30:48.60 and eventually received to comply with in her mom’s footsteps. (Her Mother gained in 1986).

2.       Ferdinand Omanyala’s 100m win

After performing dismally on the world championships in Oregon because of delays in getting his visa and arriving within the US some hours earlier than the beginning of his races, Africa’s quickest man lastly received to indicate that he’s certainly one of many large names to look at within the males’s 100m race.

Ferdinand Omanyala takes the Commonwealth Video games 100m, picture by BirminghamCG22.

Omanyala ran 10.02 to ship the primary gold medal for Kenya on the Video games within the males’s 100m last after an incredible battle in opposition to South Africa’s Akani Simbine, who was the Video games’ defending champion. Simbine ran 10.13 for the silver medal.

3.       Elaine Thompson-Herah double gold medals in ladies’s 100m and 200m

With among the large names from the Oregon World championships opting to skip the Commonwealth Video games, Jamaica’s  Elaine Thompson was a giant title in Birmingham, and he or she didn’t disappoint.

Elaine Thompson-Herah gained the 100m and 200m in CG2022, picture by Commonwealth Video games.

In a totally packed stadium, Thompson thrilled the spectators as she gained gold medals in each the ladies’s 100m and 200m races.

4.       India’s Avinash Sable surprises within the males’s 3000m steeplechase

Within the absence of Moroccans and Ethiopians, many predicted the lads’s 3000m steeplechase occasion to show right into a 1-2-3 victory for the Kenyans.

Avavesh Sable takes silver within the CG2022 Steeplechase! picture by BirminghamCG 2022

Nonetheless, India’s Avinash Sable stayed simply behind the three Kenyans throughout the race and began turning into an actual menace within the final phases of the race. In the long run, it was solely Abraham Kibiwot who survived to take the gold medal as Sable got here intently behind him to take the silver medal.

Sable now turns into one of many threats to Kenya’s dominance within the steeplechase occasion.

5.       Jacob Kiplimo guidelines the lads’s 5000m and 10,000m races

The king of the gap occasions on the Commonwealth Video games would arguably be Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo, having gained each the ten,000m and 5000m occasions; the ten,000m was notably in a powerful new Video games report time of 27:09.19.  Kenyans gained all of the remaining medals within the two occasions.

Jakob Kiplimo gained 10,000m and 5,000m, picture by Commonwealth Video games 2022

 

6.       Oliver Hoare units new report within the males’s 1500m race

The 1500m race has at all times been one race that is filled with surprises, and it was no totally different in Birmingham. Australia’s Oliver Hoare got here from behind to upset Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot and the newly topped world champion, Jake Wightman of Scotland, simply on the end line.

Ollie Hoare is first Aussie to win Commonwealth Video games since 1958! In 1958, thought, Herb Elliott gained the Empire Video games Mile, and Ollie gained the CG 1,500 meters. 2022 CG,
Copyright Bobby Gavin
for Scottish Athletics

Not solely was it a shock that he beat among the world’s greatest runners within the occasion, however he additionally set a brand new Video games report of three:30.12 within the course of.

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