Best of 2014: Team England on top in Glasgow
Before the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Team England’s medal count sat at a paltry zero. But with Jodie Stimpson, Vicky Holland, and the Brownlee brothers on the roster this year, that record was blown apart making their performances some of the best moments of 2014.
Jodie Stimpson kickstarted the action for her fellow English teammates by not only winning the first triathlon medal but also by sprinting to the first gold of the entire Commonwealth Games.
In a tight race between a handful of athletes, Vicky Holland followed Stimpson onto the podium in third place behind Canada’s Kirsten Sweetland.
The keys to winning the women's race: Blonde hair and a red & white tri suit. Plus, maybe a bit of talent & work. pic.twitter.com/pURtGG07E6— World Triathlon (@worldtriathlon) July 24, 2014
Hours later, the Brownlee brothers absolutely destroyed the competition with a massive break early on the bike. While Alistair and younger brother Jonathan rode together, it was clear Alistair was intent on adding Commonwealth gold to his medal haul, which he did with an astounding run performance.
Later in the games, the four joined to put a fiery relay together to garner gold as Mixed Relay debuted on the Commonwealth Games programme.
Related Event: 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
|Results: Elite Men|
|Results: Elite Women|
|Results: Mixed Relay|
|1.||Team I England||GBR||01:13:24|
|2.||Team I South Africa||RSA||01:14:13|
|3.||Team I Australia||AUS||01:14:14|
|4.||Team I Canada||CAN||01:14:17|
|5.||Team I New Zealand||NZL||01:14:42|
England wins gold as Mixed Relay debuts at Commonwealth GamesIn Mixed Relay’s debut at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, England put together a fiery race garner gold with the team of Jodie Stimpson, Jonathan Brownlee, Vicky Holland and Alistair Brownlee.01:10 - 26 Jul, 2014
Stimpson claims first gold of Commonwealth GamesEngland's Jodie Stimpson put together a tactically brilliant race on the first day of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to be awarded the first gold medal of the games, with it earning England its first ever triathlon medal.12:47 - 24 Jul, 2014