Three badminton silvers and a netball bronze brought England’s Delhi Games to a successful conclusion on the final day of the 19th Commonwealth Games.
Robertson takes tally to 10: Nathan Robertson took his Commonwealth Games medal tally to ten with silvers from the mixed and men’s doubles finals to go with bronze from the team event.
Rampant England net final bronze: Sweet consolation for England’s netball team who thrashed a quality Jamaican side to take bronze for the third Games in a row.
England medals today: Gold: 0; Silver: 3; Bronze: 1
England medal tally: Gold: 37; Silver: 59; Bronze: 46.
Sport by sport round-up:
Athletics: Michelle Ross-Cope in sixth was England’s highest finisher in the early morning marathons, the accounts manager coping with the heat and overnight sickness to claim a place in the top ten.
Badminton: Three silvers was less than hoped for but more than deserved for the hard working England players who finish the tournament with five medals. Robertson aside, the important names are Jenny Wallwork (mixed), Rajiv Ouseph (men’s singles), and Anthony Clark (men’s doubles).
Gymnastics: Rachel Ennis was seventh in the hoop, with 15-year-old Lynne Hutchison in eighth gaining valuable experience. Francesca Fox was eighth in the rope.
Hockey: More heartache for English hockey players as the men fight back from 2-0 and 3-1 down, only to lose yet another penalty shoot out, this time to New Zealand as the Kiwis claim the bronze.
Netball: Better news for the netball women though as Maggie Jackson’s team make sure of their third bronze medal in as many Games with an emphatic 70-47 victory over Jamaica.