University of Edinburgh: Edinburgh athletes shine in Birmingham

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.

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