Track stars align
The world championships in the United States only recently ended, but it’s still a busy summer for some of the world’s best athletes. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson – the three sprinting faces so far this year – are expected to compete in Birmingham. Dina Asher-Smith, 200m bronze medalist and member of the 2018 gold medal-winning 4x100m relay team, will naturally be the focal point if she is fully fit after pulling up during the 4x100m in Oregon. While Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be looking to get back to the top of her form, athletes such as Jake Wightman, Keely Hodgkinson and Laura Muir will be aiming to consolidate their achievements.
Three peat in the pool
Adam Peaty, the world record holder and Olympic champion in the 100m breaststroke, had to stay at home during the World Aquatic Championships in June after sustaining a broken bone in his leg. His withdrawal from the event snapped a streak of five consecutive Olympic and world titles over 100m breaststroke, dating back to 2015. It’s fair to say that Peaty returns with even more motivation as he bids for his unprecedented dominance of expand the field. Two-time defending Commonwealth champion from 2014 and 2018 over 100m breaststroke, the three-peat is underway.
Gymnast seeks redemption
For a fleeting few weeks in May, Rhys McClenaghan and his Northern Ireland team-mates had to contend with being banned from competing at the Commonwealth Games after the International Gymnastics Federation notified that it involved their representation of the Republic of Ireland in other competitions. they were not qualified to represent Northern Ireland here. After widespread and entirely appropriate outrage, the decision was overturned on appeal. McCleneghan, an energetic 23-year-old who won gold in 2018 and established himself as one of the best gymnasts in the world on the pommel horse, will especially be looking for redemption after those stressful weeks and the bitter 2021 season at the Olympics. and branch of the world.
England football betting
For a long time, few nations could answer the dominance of Australia and New Zealand in the world of international football. Until 2018, all but one of the major trophies at the World Cup and Commonwealth Games had been shared between them, with the only anomaly between Trinidad and Tobago and the two nations at the World Cup in 1979 .But finally, in 2018, England won a historic Commonwealth Games gold medal, beating Australia 52-51 in an unforgettable classic. England will return to the home ground with a great target on their back as they look to defend the title and ensure the country can build a permanent presence at the top table. The stakes are stratospheric.
A first for cricket
For the first time in Commonwealth Games history, women’s cricket will take center stage, marking the return of one of the favorite sports of many participating nations. The last time cricket was included in the Commonwealth Games program was the men’s event in Kuala Lumpur 1998, but now it’s the women who will take up the baton. It will also be the first time the Twenty20 format has been used at the Games, which will be shown in the iconic surroundings of Edgbaston and Australia, Barbados, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka in present.
Mixed events flourish
For the first time in the history of major multi-sport events, more medals will be awarded to women than men at the Commonwealth Games. In total there will be 136 medal events for women and 134 for men, another event from the 2018 Games that offered the same number of medals for both. There will also be 13 mixed events, a flourishing concept across all sports and the biggest ever, with events such as the 3m synchronized springboard diving and the 10m synchronized platform diving joining the more established mixed events in swimming, in athletics and triathlon.
For growing sports
The full absorption of para-sport into the Birmingham Games continues with para-competitions once again being shown alongside non-disability competitions, representing the largest unified para-sport schedule in the history of the Games. There will be a record 283 medal events across eight para sports – athletics, cycling, weightlifting, swimming, table tennis, triathlon, 3×3 wheelchair basketball and lawn bowls. Paralympic champions such as Hannah Cockroft and Maisie Summers-Newton will be in attendance as they seek further glory.
epeile and Rocket League
No event highlights the Commonwealth Games’ push for modernization like the inaugural Commonwealth Games championships, which will be held at the International Conference Center in Birmingham. The games will include e-football, Dota 2 and Rocket League, and will be divided into open and women’s categories. There will also be a Commonwealth sports forum, which will bring together different people within the industry.
Kenny returns to Velopark
Not one major sport will be taking place in the West Midlands – 10 years on from the London 2012 Olympic Games, track cycling will be back at the Glendale Velo Park at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London. In pursuit of more medals, England’s cycling team will be led by five-time Olympic gold medalist Laura Kenny, Great Britain’s most successful female Olympian, with Kenny returning to the site of two of her gold medals and even stay in conversion. flats previously established by the Olympic village.
Triathlon gets tough
One of the biggest Olympic events last year was the triathlon, which included the exciting debut of the mixed triathlon and Alex Yee’s rise to prominence with Olympic silver in the individual event and gold in the medley. All of those elements will be on display again in Birmingham as, among many other tough competitors, Yee duels with New Zealand’s Hayden Wilde in the men’s singles race.