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Nottinghamshire athletes who won Commonwealth Games medals

As the Commonwealth Games draws to a close, it’s safe to say the Games were a huge success for England with 175 medals awarded, seven of those to Nottingham/Nottinghamshire athletes!

• Freya Colbert from Nottingham Elite Swim Club Nova Centurion, who trains at various swimming pools including Harvey Hadden Sports Village, came away with a Bronze medal in the Women’s 4x200m Freestyle relay final

• Georgia Holt, Tandem Pilot with Sophie Unwin, were both awarded Silver medals for their efforts in the Women’s Tandem B 1000m time trial

• Claiming her first Paralympic medals at Rio 2016, Queens Baton Relay holder Sophie Hahn MBE took home silver in the T37/38 100m this week

• Gold for the golden girl of weightlifting – Nottingham’s Emily Campbell became Commonwealth Champion in the Women’s Weightlifting 87+kg category

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• Djanogly City Academy alumnus Jamell Anderson won a Gold medal in the first ever Commonwealth Games appearance of the 3×3 basketball event

• Nottingham-born Sabbie Heesh, goalkeeper for England Women’s hockey team, took home a Commonwealth Games gold medal

• Nottingham’s very own ‘Dark Knight’, Declan James scooped Gold in a thrilling all-England Men’s Squash Doubles Final this afternoon.

Leader of Nottingham City Council Cllr David Mellen said:

‘Huge congratulations to all the Nottingham/shire athletes, especially as the Games will be the first big International competition for some, and we’re certain it won’t be the last!

‘We hope the Games and these amazing Nottingham athletes have inspired people to get active. If so, why not take up a great Active Nottingham membership offer that’s celebrating the Games – be quick, as it ends today! Pop into your local Active Nottingham leisure centre or visit: www.activenottingham.com/offers/

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