Best of 2014: Team England on top in Glasgow

by Erin Greene on 27 Dec, 2014 06:51 • Español

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.

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.

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Related Event: 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games
24 - 26 Jul, 2014 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:48:50
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:49:01
3. Richard Murray RSA 01:50:21
4. Andrew Yorke CAN 01:50:40
5. Ryan Bailie AUS 01:50:43
Results: Elite Women
1. Jodie Stimpson GBR 01:58:56
2. Kirsten Sweetland CAN 01:59:01
3. Vicky Holland GBR 01:59:11
4. Andrea Hansen NZL 01:59:25
5. Emma Jackson AUS 01:59:34
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
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