12 Commonwealth Games medals for University of Birmingham alumni & students

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Students and alumni of University of Birmingham secured medals in Commonwealth Games 2022 across multiple sporting events, including hockey, Judo, and cycling

University of Birmingham alumni and students secured a total of 12 medals in the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The University was an official partner of the Games and was the host to the hockey, squash and athletes’ village. It was also the training venue for swimming and athletics. The University also has the only 50m pool at its campus in Edgbaston. The University provided other services and facilities as well such as catering for the athelets. It served 195,000 athlete meals at the campus.

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Team England won 176 medals, of which 57 were gold, in the 2022 Games and was just behind Australia, which won 178. The top five medal-winning nations included Canada, India, and New Zealand.

While the 11-day mega event is over, Birmingham has more to celebrate because of its successful performance in sports.

Here are all the University of Birmingham students and alumni who won a medal:

Hockey

Current student Lily Walker and five alumni - Hannah Martin, Holly Hunt, Anna Toman, Lily Owsley and Flora Peel - Team England women’s hockey - Gold

Alumni Nick Bandurak - Team England’s men’s hockey - Bronze

Team England celebrate their win at the end of the women’s gold medal hockey. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)Team England celebrate their win at the end of the women’s gold medal hockey. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Team England celebrate their win at the end of the women’s gold medal hockey. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Judo

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Current Business student and Sport Scholar, Lachlan Moorhead - Team England - Gold

Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences student Rhys Thompson - Team England - Bronze

Student Yasmin Javadian - Team Northern Ireland - Bronze

Gold Medallist Lachlan Moorhead of Team England celebrates during the Men’s Judo -81kg Medal Ceremony.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)Gold Medallist Lachlan Moorhead of Team England celebrates during the Men’s Judo -81kg Medal Ceremony.  (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Gold Medallist Lachlan Moorhead of Team England celebrates during the Men’s Judo -81kg Medal Ceremony. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Cycling

Current Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences student Anna Henderson - Team England - Silver in Women’s Individual Time Trial

 Silver Medalist, Anna Henderson of Team England celebrates with their flag during the Women’s Individual Time Trial medal ceremony. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) Silver Medalist, Anna Henderson of Team England celebrates with their flag during the Women’s Individual Time Trial medal ceremony. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Silver Medalist, Anna Henderson of Team England celebrates with their flag during the Women’s Individual Time Trial medal ceremony. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Triathlon

Alumni Non Stanford - Team Wales - Silver in the Mixed Triathlon

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University of Birmingham Director of Sport Andy Allford commented: “Congratulations to all our students and alumni on their sporting success at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Everyone at the University of Birmingham is exceptionally proud of what our campus, staff and athletes achieved during this game-changing summer of sport.”

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