Athletes who had competed for Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow were received at No. 10 Downing Street by the Prime Minister David Cameron last month at a reception for Home Nations competitors.
The English athletes from across a range of the 17 different Commonwealth Games sports included the winner of four Gold medals in gymnastics Claudia Fragapane, Max Whitlock who won Gold in the Men’s Floor, Men’s All Round, and Men’s Team Events and Silver in the Men’s Pommel.
Other Gold medallists present included Boxer Anthony Fowler winner in the 75kg category, Ellen Falkner from Women’s Triples Lawn Bowls, Table Tennis Mixed doubles Gold medallist Paul Drinkhall, Zoe Smith from Weightlifting’s Women’s 58kg category, Dan Rivers from the Men's 50m Rifle Thee Positions, and Bronze in the 10m Air Rifle, Para swimmer Oliver Hynd from the Men's 200m and opening Ceremony flag bearer Nick Matthew who won the Squash Men’s Single Gold and Men’s Doubles Silver.
The delegation also included the Closing ceremony flag bearer Kate Richardson – Walsh who was a Silver Medallist in Hockey, Liam Tancock Bronze winner in the 100m backstroke, Bob Love who won para bowls Bronze, Freddie Woodward who won Bronze in the Men's 3m Synchronised Springboard diving, Badminton’s Kate Robertshaw, a Silver medallist in the Mixed Team Event, Tom Reed who won Silver, in the 81kg category in Judo and Netball’s Eboni Beckford-Chambers, part of the 4th placed team.
Other Team England athletes at the event included Tom Mitchell of the team Plate Finalists in Rugby, Adrian Grant who won Silver in the Men’s Doubles squash, Leon Rattigan a Bronze medallist in the Men’s 97kg Wrestling and Ali Jawad who won Bronze in the Men's Lightweight Powerlifting. The delegation was accompanied by Team England Chef de Mission Jan Paterson and Deputy Chefs de Mission Don Parker and Graeme Dell along with Commonwealth Games England Board member Joe Ryan.