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Memorable Moments from Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games wrap up on Monday after two weeks of glamorous sport in Birmingham.

Here, PA News Agency takes a look at some of the standout moments from the 2022 Games.

golden oldies

George Miller became the oldest Commonwealth gold medalist in the history of the competition after winning the final of the Para Bowl Mixed Pairs.

The 75-year-old is the lead director of his partially sighted partner Melanie Innes, who defeated Wales in the B2/B3 final to bring Scotland gold.

He surpassed Scottish teammate Rosemary Renton. Rosemary Renton briefly held his 24 Hours title, but the 72-year-old won the women’s pairs B6-B8 final against Pauline Wilson.

Emikoba’s Ecstasy

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games – Day 8Ekimova wins England’s first ever gold medal in an all-around event (Peter Byrne/PA)

Marfa Emikova wins England’s first gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics to win the all-around title. The 17-year-old won the team bronze medal along with Saffron Severn and Alice Leaper on day one, but was only able to clinch overall gold after topping the leaderboard in his event at Hoops and Clubs.

Peaty Pride

It was a mixed game for Peaty, who was out 10 weeks after suffering a freak training accident that broke his leg.

He finished fourth in the 100m breaststroke event, ending an eight-year undefeated streak in the event.

But the three-time Olympic champion bounced back to win gold in the 50-meter distance after 48 hours.

800 meter madness

Mary Moller won gold in a remarkable race on the women’s 800m track in a dramatic evening.

The Kenyan set the pace on the first lap before dropping behind just after the bell.

She returned to the field, still in fourth place entering the home straight, but claimed a stunning late burst that gave her a stunning victory in 1 minute 57.07 seconds.

England’s Keeley Hodgkinson won silver and Scotland’s Laura Muir took bronze.

Hockey hopeful wins gold medal

England’s women’s hockey win gold for the first time with a 2-1 win over Australia at the University of Birmingham Hockey Centre.

Holly Hunt and Tess Howard both scored goals in the second quarter for England, with Ambrosia Malone providing consolation for the hockey looses in the final 20 seconds.

The hosts put in a dominant performance against Australia, who have won four Commonwealth Games hockey tournaments, but England can add another gold to their three silver medals.