England stamp record Commonwealth medals
England celebrate a record 176 medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
He surpassed the mark of 174 from Glasgow 2014, with 57 golds in Birmingham, one behind the total eight years ago.
Team England chef de mission Mark England said the people of Birmingham “came out in bucket loads and supported the team”.
“They have pushed us to our best ever medal return and we couldn’t be more proud of the athletes.”
Scotland finished with 51 medals – just two short of the record achieved in Glasgow 2014, when they finished fourth.
Northern Ireland achieved a record 18 medals, including an all-time best of seven golds, after winning a total of 12 at both the 2018 and 2014 Games.
In the meantime, wales this time he finished 28th, having won 36 medals at each of the previous two Commonwealth Games.
Birmingham provided something ‘unique’
Chef de Mission England added that the people of Birmingham and the volunteers “created a carnival atmosphere that the athletes have loved”.
All events were held in the West Midlands, apart from the track cycling which took place at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London.
“I think what Birmingham has done has presented something different and unique in a way that maybe other cities wouldn’t have thought possible,” England continued.
“There’s actually no need to build a new velodrome and track cycling venue. It’s provided an opportunity to present the Games in a slightly different way.”
In July, Birmingham 2022 announced that more than 1.3 million tickets had been sold, making it the best-attended Games in Britain.
More than 500,000 tickets had been bought by people living in the West Midlands.
“We almost built a new aquatics center in the middle of a residential area,” England said. “[For the people of Birmingham] there’s the chance to swim in the same pool as Adam Peaty, the chance to dive in the same pool as Jack Laugher and all the other top divers.
“Birmingham has done so well to showcase the city globally, I absolutely believe this is just the beginning.”