Team England make history in the ring in Australia

April 14, 2018 | by Gemma Field

Team England’s boxers stormed to six gold medals on the last day of competition in the ring at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast, Aus.

There were seven boxers in action in the finals and six won gold and one took silver and the team secured two bronze medals during the semi-finals.

There was success in the early hours of the morning for Lisa Whiteside (JR Gym, 51kg) and Galal Yafai (Birmingham City, 46 – 49kg) who claimed the gold medals in their events while Paige Murney (Leicester Unity, 60kg) secured the silver medal.

In the second session the earlier bouts scored gold medals for Sandy Ryan (One Nation BC, 69kg) and Peter McGrail (Everton Red Triangle, 56kg) after close finals. Pat McCormack (Birtley, 69kg) dominated his final to take gold which equalled Melbourne 2006 gold medal total.

Frazer Clarke (Burton ABC) secured the last gold medal of the competition and ensured Team England made history.

Luke McCormack (Birtley, 64kg) and Cheavon Clarke (Gravesham, 91kg) took bronze medals after losing their bouts on the penultimate day of competition.

In Melbourne in 2006 the team won five golds, one silver and two bronze medals while this team surpassed that total.