Athletics is often seen as the main event of any multi-sport games and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games were no different. 

A total of 58 gold medals were available in track and field for Team England on the Gold Coast as athletes came together to compete for Team and Country.

England placed third on the medal table behind Australia and Jamaica and won 17 medals in total: five gold, five silver and seven bronze. 

Athletes compete to run faster, jump better or throw farther than their competitors across a variety of iconic distances and disciplines.

Team England is the only major English sporting team where disabled and non-disabled athletes compete together as one team. At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, there were 11 para athletics gold medals up for grabs.

England is the most successful athletics nation in the history of the Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast 2018 team included household names such as world champion Katarina Johnson Thompson, double Paralympic gold medallist, Sophie Hahn, 800m runner Kyle Langford and Britain's fastest woman, Dina Asher-Smith.