England's Great Start To Commonwealth Games : Triathlete Jodie Stimpson Wins Gold

It may or may not please the host city Glasgow, but an English women was the first to win a gold medal at this years Commonwealth games! Jodie Stimpson, who lost out on a medal in the 2012 Olympics was able to swim, cycle and run to victory ahead of Canada's Kirsten Sweetland. Not only did we take Gold though, we also took Bronze courtesy of Vicky Holland (Stimpsons' team mate). It was a massive shame for Britain as a whole considering there was a realistic chance us Brits could have dominated the podium had it not been for late injuries to World Champion Non Stanford and Helen Jenkins (both hailing from Wales).

Great start guys and gals, hopefully more of the same to come in the form of the Brownlee brothers!

Source

Sky Sports, (2014). Commonwealth Games: Triathlete Jodie Stimpson wins opening gold for England in Glasgow. Retrieved 24th July, 2014, from http://www1.skysports.com/commonwealth-games/news/19883/9392872/commonwealth-games--triathlete-jodie-stimpson-wins-opening-gold-for-england-in-glasgow

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