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Delhi 2010: Highlights
Rebecca Adlington and Fran Halsall

Delhi 2010: Highlights

Rebecca Adlington (left) followed on from her double gold Olympic success in 2008 by winning the same in Delhi plus a bronze, all on her Commonwealth Games debut.

Fran Halsall (above right) won five medals, the most of any English athlete at the Games in 2010, including one gold, three silver and one bronze.

Nicky Hunt’s two gold medals along with Danielle Brown’s compound team title saw England top the archery medals table on the sport’s return to the Games programme following a 28 year absence.

Andy Turner, Will Sharman and Lawrence Clark took gold, silver and bronze respectively in the men’s 110m hurdles.

Leon Baptise took the 400m title finishing just 0.04 seconds ahead of Jamaica’s Lansford Spence.

England took the 4x100m relay crown thanks to Ryan Scott, Leon Baptise, Mark Lewis-Francis and of course Marlon Devonish, who bowed out of the Commonwealth Games with his third gold in the event. Marlon won previously won the title at the 1998 and 2002 Games.

Katherine Endacott, Montell Douglas, Laura Turner and Abi Oyepitan won gold in the women’s 4x100m relay event.

Louise Hazel won heptathlon gold by 56 points, a personal best and just three days after her birthday.

Jo Jackson became the first non-Australian to win the race walk event.

Lizzie Armitstead won silver in the road race – she would repeat this achievement for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.

Reiss Beckford won four silver medals in gymnastics.

Archer Danielle Brown (above) made history by becoming the first Para athlete to compete in able-bodied competition and then became the first to win an event. Finishing just one point short of the world record in the women’s compound team competition, England beat Canada 232 to 229 to secure gold.

Katrina Hart set a British record in the T37 100m with a time of 14.38 seconds and won gold.

Nick Matthew secured gold in both the men’s singles and doubles events as England’s men swept the men’s medals. Nick and partner Adrian Grant beat Australian duo David Palmer and Stewrt Boswell 11-9, 6-11, 11-5.

Nathan Robertson, fresh from carrying the England flag at the Opening Ceremony and in his final Commonwealth Games appearance, added three medals to collection to make it ten from four Games.

Tom Stalker and Simon Vallily both won boxing gold by overcoming home nations opposition. Tom beat Scotsman Josh Taylor 10-3 and Simon floored Northern Ireland’s Steven Ward within two minutes to become England’s first heavyweight champion since 1978, seven years before he was even born.

Sarah Storey competed for England at the Games once again, this time as a cyclist. Eight years earlier she was a swimmer.

Lizzie Armitstead secured silver in the women’s 112km road race whilst Julia Shaw at the age of 45 won bronze in the women’s time trial.

Alex Dowsett won his first cycling medal by securing silver in the men’s 40km individual time trial.

Tom Daley stole the headlines for England by winning double gold on his Games debut aged just 16, on both occasions beating Australian favourites. He won synchro gold with Max Brick.

Gymnast Luke Folwell won a hugely unexpected gold medal in the men’s individual all-around competition with a score of 85.550.

Imogen Cairns retained her gold medal from Melbourne 2006 on the vault and followed that success by winning gold on the floor, with the judges placing her ahead of Australian pair Lauren Mitchell and Ashleigh Brennan.

England’s women hockey players kept up their 100% medal record at the Games by winning bronze.

Natalie Melmore won England’s first gold medal in an individual lawn bowls event since 1986 by beating world number one Val Smith in the final.

Ellen Falkner and Amy Monkhouse secured gold in the final of the women’s doubles by beating Malaysia. Amy’s victory meant she had won at all three of her Commonwealth Games appearances.

The netball team won bronze in England legend Karen Atkinson’s final Commonwealth Games. Karen was the only player to have featured in all four Games with netball on the sports programme.

All eyes were on the legendary Mick Gault (above) to see if he could set the Games record for medals won. Despite winning a silver and bronze, his best efforts weren't enough, and he called time on his shooting career saying; “That’s it, it’s all over for Mick Gault the shooter.”

Steven Scott and Stevan Walton set the Commonwealth Games record to win the men’s double trap pairs title with a record of 189 points.

James Huckle won four medals, two silver and two bronze, following on from his three gold medals at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games, also held in India.

Tennis made its debut at the Games and England made sure to mark the occasion with a medal by winning silver and bronze.

Zoe Smith became the first English woman to win a Commonwealth Games weightlifting medal. Aged just 16 she won bronze.

Jo Calvino lifted a British record of 93kg in the clean and jerk but ultimately finished without a medal.

Myroslav Dykun won England’s first wrestling gold medal since 1984, winning the final in just 40 seconds. Along the way he beat Sunil Kumar, who had the backing of his home crowd, 7 – 0.